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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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wow great makeover and lighting

The displays are still in theme with the old building but modern lighting improves it massively. Floors polished and very clean. Wonderful glass floor for artwork upstairs. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The displays are still in theme with the old building but modern lighting improves it massively. Floors polished and very clean. Wonderful glass floor for artwork upstairs. Well worth a visit

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What a treasure this museum is! I was unsure about how it would be before I went and was really impressed when we went in. The building from the outside was unprepossessing, but it held a wealth of well displayed items. It is worth spending an hour or two there.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have been going to the museum ever since I was little, but it just gets better every time. So good for the little ones to learn about not only the history of Warrington, but so much more.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I love this museum and art gallery, it is one of those collections which has built up over the years and been lovingly tended are cared for. Sometimes I like to think that they have been through the forebears attics and sifted out all the really important but not sentimental parts of their history and are storing them here for... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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112 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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