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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Museum Street | Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB, England
01925 442399
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Ranked #9 of 26 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 in the country. Much of the quintessential... more » 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! « less
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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 helpful votes 37 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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22 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely little museum and art gallery, was really surprised by the range and depth of subject matter!

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Free entry and lots to look at. My daughter really enjoyed herself. There were lots of items to look at. There was very good disabled access for every floor. Good family place to visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sorry Warrington but we were disappointed in this Museum. The rooms were very dark and exhibits hard to see. Nothing for children under 5. Very little interest for children at all. Such a shame. Library underneath very good. Come on Warrington spend a bit of cash here at least on the lighting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Warrington Museum really was a cultural delight. I had never been there before and I was most surprised at the diverse and very interesting collection of artifacts on display. Although not a very large museum I found it to be compact and very easy to get around. Suitable for all ages. For the more senior generation it will bring back... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I must be fair and say for the smaller museum it has pulled its socks up. the staff are helpful and at least the place is much cleaner. there seem to be more items on show. Well done Warrington museum keep it up, some more local history would be fantastic you have enough room to do it.

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