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Victoria Gallery & Museum

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Address: Ashton Street | University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)151 794 2348
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Hidden gem, that's not so hidden!

Fantastic place. Ashamed to say it took me the best part of 5 years to manage to get round to dropping in and having a look round - now I have, I'm hugely impressed. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic place. Ashamed to say it took me the best part of 5 years to manage to get round to dropping in and having a look round - now I have, I'm hugely impressed. The internal architecture is as impressive as the external. Really great space. The exhibitions are fascinating, and not necessarily your usual contents. Staff on-hand were really... More 

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Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved my visit to the gallery and museum, but my family were left hungry and disappointed due to lack of child friendly choices in the cafe. Inside out with my child was fantastic and we were made to feel welcome by 'Kate' who was very knowledgeable about the exhibitions and nothing was a problem. Overall, I would recommend visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum and gallery with free entry but well worth the visit to see the main hall where the cafe now is. Amazing Victorian tiles everywhere. We visited the museum section. The exhibits included false teeth and an old dentists surgery. The history of clay pipes. A film in 3D about the Hadron collider and exhibits explaining about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Liverpool many times and as we were staying overnight in Liverpool I had a browse to find things to do and came across a link to the Victoria Gallery which I hadn’t known existed. It had been built as a University Building in the late 1800s but converted to a gallery in 2008. I noticed they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous building. The origin of the term Red Brick University. Lovely cafe and quirky museum. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though I live in Liverpool I make a point of going to the gallery and museum at least once a year. It's a pleasant day to spend with friends, family, as a couple or even on your own.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was at University of Liverpool I worked here as a volunteer to help with educational events related to Egyptology, the building itself is stunning. It contains an interesting array of art and history, I would recommend keeping an eye out for events they hold there. They hold family events all year round, so it's a great way for... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Manager at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Catherine and it is always lovely to hear from past student volunteers. As you say, we have regular family events – these take place on the last Saturday of each month, 1-4pm and are most suitable for children aged 4-11 years but everyone is welcome. There is a different theme each month linked to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Tate Library building - the original 'red-brick' University building which helped to coin the phrase 'red-brick University' - was recently converted to be a showpiece for the Liverpool University's art gallery and museum collections. Starting with the cafe, I have to say that in my forty or so years' experience of University catering this has got to be one... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Manager at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your glowing review, which I have passed onto the VG&M team. I am very pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. The Waterhouse Café in the former entrance hall is very popular, offering a regularly changing menu and table service during the lunch time period. Our ‘Knowledge is Power’ libraries exhibition opened just a... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Opposite liverpool guild of student this is a place to visit if you are visiting the city or live here nice meals with waitress service and worth the wait although can get busy lunch hour gift shop and advice centre as you go ion always things going on in here with details outside so you can plan also can be... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Manager at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Sandra for your kind words. We do indeed have lots happening here, including as you say a popular café serving freshly prepared food 6 days a week and gift shop. The first and second floors are home to our wonderful art gallery and museum and we have regular events for people of all ages linked to our exhibitions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The museum was very nice and interesting. The building was historical. Friendly staff. the painting was very nice, the victoria style were really beautiful

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KirstyHWigan, Manager at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Gary for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The museum and gallery are housed in the Victoria Building - a Victorian masterpiece designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed the Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall. If you visit us again, you might like to join one of our free guided tours which take... More 

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