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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Museum Street | Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB, England
Phone Number: 01925 442399
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the...
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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An amazing range of artefacts!

The Warrington Museum is a lot larger than it appears on the outside. I was amazed at the large range of different artefacts that are displayed in the museum ranging from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Warrington Museum is a lot larger than it appears on the outside. I was amazed at the large range of different artefacts that are displayed in the museum ranging from fossils, an Egyptian mummy, shrunken human heads to name just a few! It is free to enter the museum so it is well worth a visit.

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United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

next to the library, worth a visit, and its free ! sometimes there are special things are on during school holidays for primary school children....but heres an idea for the management to consider what about over 13s ? , I forced the teenagers to go when they complained they were bored and had no money, left them there on there... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery many time, as a child, and revisited any times afterwards. There is plenty to entertain & educate, with lots of history worldwide. Anybody interested in Museum's it's defiantly worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I wouldn't call it a "day out" maybe an hour out of the house. To fair at the end of the day I need to remember it's a free museum where you learn about history but inside is starting to look like history! As I was walking around I started to feel bored as there isn't much to do and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I wasn't expecting much from a free local museum, but actually it was great. There's a lot to see and a few stop and learn/play points for the littles. The collection is unusual but interesting, a nice way to spend a couple of hours. There weren't many staff around so if you have questions you might not be able to... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love it - I love the fact it feels old, it's so different to modern museums and really charming as a result. The creatures in jars are wonderfully creepy, and I think the whole place is very atmospheric - and I've never seen an actual shrunken head anywhere else! There are quite a lot of interactive parts, just a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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