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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Museum Street | Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB, England
01925 442399
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Warrington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the oldest municipal museums...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the oldest municipal museums in the country. Much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all over the world. Work from acclaimed artists is also on display in the art gallery, and there is a lively program of events, activities and temporary exhibitions. Admission is free!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I used to come here on school trips and with the family on rainy days. Always enjoyed it, liked the Art the most. Paintings by locals. Staff are very friendly and love giving you more description and detail about what you are looking at. Although I was very upset to see that they don't have a gift shop anymore. Why... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I love coming to this place as its so quirky. Some of my favourite things are still since i was a child but they do have a big section that they up date. At the moment there is a display on the first world war which was interesting. There are fun things for children do complete as they are looking... More 

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Wigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What a lovely museum. Great for families, lots for children to do in each area. From quizzes, fact finding, dressing up, games, colouring and on a Saturday 1pm-3pm there's a free craft session. There's toilets, a coffee machine and vending machine. There's a lift as well as stairs to access the floors. It's free but obviously relies on donations from... More 

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Manhcester
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

a unique museum and art gallery. we would be happy to go there again. the staff are very knowledgeable too.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Not really hidden, it's just that I'd never considered going till family came to visit and it was raining! Lots of interesting, local information abut the long-term history or Warrington and its environs, so well worth a visit.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wonderful venue with welcoming staff and great exhibits. Every Tuesday and Thursday they offer craft activities free of charge in the school holidays!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What a fabulous place! I've been lots of times because they hold fascinating exhibitions regularly. I visited recently to see the World War One exhibition. I was intrigued by the exhibits and the information shown there. Warrington can be justly proud of its part in the Great War and well done to the Museum for showing us all in a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We didn't have great expectations about the museum and we were not disappointed. It is a small museum with focussed areas on world war 1 and some etymology stuff. But whatever they have it has been nicely exhibited. Will not impress young children and doesn't take much time to look around. Library below the museum was very good.

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Warrington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

They are trying to become Tate modern and no-one wants it in such a traditional town in the NW. There is virtually no local history either.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Tucked away just outside the town centre is Warrington museum. A little gem of a museum, with a wide range of objects and art, with a local history angle. Set out in a traditional style, there are rocks, dinosaurs, war artefacts and more. Shame not more people know about this little museum, as it has a great history.

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