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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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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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Excellent visit & very helpful staff :)

Like to thank Rik & Louisa of Warrington museum for being extremely helpful, knowledgeable & pointed out loads of children's activities .... A lovely friendly approach which just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Like to thank Rik & Louisa of Warrington museum for being extremely helpful, knowledgeable & pointed out loads of children's activities .... A lovely friendly approach which just added to an excellent visit....... Would recommend everyone paid a visit.....lovely art gallery & staff, museum full artifacts from as far back as the Egyptians up to modern day historical image's of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I've visited this museum so many times as a child myself and over the past ten years as a parent. Wonderful museum. Lots to see. A few hands on activities for the children. The down fall for me being local and wanting to visit more is the place has hardly changed for years. Yes they have some new exhibits on... More 

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cheshire
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98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Old fashioned museum but worth a visit, particularly for local history. It's like a museum of a museum ... really old fashioned (understandable given the budgets available these days). There are some nice displays of local history that would be interesting to ... err ... locals! generally, somewhere you'd go if it was raining and had a couple of hours... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of the earliest free museums in England, packed with interesting items, with a recent and excellent makeover. Well worth a visit.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great little museum..its nice to take away the gadgets go back to fossil rubbing with crayons ect x great little activties for the kids and lots to learn..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have been in here several times, mainly because my children love it. This week they had a display of old computer games and my son loved playing on all the old consoles. Each room held an interest for us and we spent about two hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If your in Warrington my lady and I recommend you pay this fantastic museum a visit, a great collection of local history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A bit of a bizarre entrance with coming up the stairs but the museum has a certain feel with its natural history and amazing exhibitions!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A really good mix of the best of older style museums and a more modern approach. Completely unexpected as despite being fairly local we hadn't previously heard of this museum. Everyone in our party enjoyed a thoughtful hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited the museum in the hope of seeing the at collection but sadly the gallery was closed whilst they changed things around. I was disappointed but the museum was incredible. Really, really interesting things to see and learn about including a mummy of a young boy. This was mind blowing. Well worth a visit in my opinion!

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