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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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Worth the walk from the city centre

Worth visiting if only to see this beautifully kept red brick University building. We were warmly welcomed by a male member of staff who went out of his way to tell us what was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting if only to see this beautifully kept red brick University building. We were warmly welcomed by a male member of staff who went out of his way to tell us what was available to see. Displays change but we enjoyed the ones during our visit. We also took advantage of the opportunity to view the lecture theatre. Very... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately didn't have time for the museum today but did have lunch there. Ham and cheese sandwich for myself and soup for my mum. We were very impressed she was offered a choice of bread with her soup, and both of our meals were very tasty and extremely reasonably priced. Additional bonus was the side salad and nachos - less... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

During the 1st visit - sat and waited in the restaurant for 30 mins - no one even acknowledged me. Eventually, I gave up and upon leaving highlighted my disappointed to a supervisor who apologised and explained that maybe no one had come over to my table "as the table still had plates on it" ?!!!!! 2nd visit = a... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you had a disappointing café experience. Our café is very popular so during the lunchtime period there is a sign asking people to wait to be seated so waiting staff can monitor who is arriving and promptly take orders. I believe there were only two waiting staff on that day and during a busy service,... More 

liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Located central campus at University of liverpool, it is the oldest and original red brick building of the university. There are various exhibitions that change throughout the year and plenty of hands on activities for kids. Food is available in the cafe downstairs, a lovely place to get a drink or bite to eat even without visiting the museum.

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your glowing review. The VG&M is housed within the building which did lead to the coining of the term ‘redbrick university’ to describe civic universities established in the 19th Century. Our café is very popular and as well as the lunch time offer, there is now the chance to book afternoon tea... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Spent a fabulous afternoon at the amazing Victoria gallery transforming old books into cupcakes. My first workshop here but will definitely be back .. this is such a special and beauticul gallery and one of Liverpool's hidden gems.

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Our Crafternoons take place on the second Wednesday and Saturday of each month and are run by experienced local artists who introduce new crafts. The afternoons are always popular and provide a relaxed sociable way to learn new skills and meet new people. We look forward to welcoming you back to a future Crafternoon... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A gem of a place set in the heart of the Liverpool university campus. A different type of museum based in a great building. The upper floors housing the exhibits and the ground floor a wonderful cafe. Great place to visit. Not the largest museum but well worth an hour or two of your time

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are proud to be different! Our displays are rather eclectic and reflect the wide range of subjects taught at the university both currently and in the past. We are also lucky to be in such a beautiful, as you mention. There are free one hour guided tours of the building and displays every Tuesday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wow Wow Wow what an excellent venue for Afternoon Tea .. from start to finish everything was fantastic . the cakes sandwiches prosecco and tea all lovely in a wonderful old building with lots of history . The staff were first class and wish them all the best with there venture . Thank you very much for making our afternoon... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your sparkling review! I have passed on your kind words to the café staff who were delighted to hear you enjoyed the afternoon tea so much. Afternoon teas are a recent addition to the Waterhouse Café menu and are proving popular. They are available Monday – Saturday, 11-3pm and must be booked in advance by calling 0151... More 

Diamond Bar , California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Original Audobon paintings, Rembrant etchings and a selection of rotating exhibits from the university collections from art and sculpture to particle physics and computers all set in a glorious old red brick turreted building that will remind many of Hogwharts ! There's a very good cafe in the ground floor and the staff are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable to help... More 

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your complimentary review. We are very proud of our ornithological paintings by John Audubon – we have the largest collection of his works outside of America and these are on permanent display so can be enjoyed by all visitors. The particle physics display is another wonderful exhibition. The kind of exhibition not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My favourite building in Liverpool. The original "red brick" university (although Manchester might dispute that, as they are an older establishment, but not red brick then). The beautiful entrance hall (now a cafeteria) is elaborately decorated with faience of terracotta, turquoise and buff glazed tiles, while corridors are lined with glazed ivory and brown bricks, divided into bays by arches.... More 

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your praise of both the design and content of the VG&M. The term ‘redbrick” is a term used to refer to six universities founded during the 19th Century in major industrial English cities, including Liverpool and Manchester. First coined by a professor at the University of Liverpool, his reference was inspired by the red... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wet weather helped us nip into the Liverpool museum but we stayed 3 hours there's so much to see on every floor so many great exhibits great day out

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

High praise indeed being compared to the British Museum – thank you! We are much smaller than the British Museum but we have extremely varied art and heritage collections and a temporary exhibitions programme meaning there are often new things to see. Later in the year there will be a new exhibition about the history of our Victoria building, which... More 

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