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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 24 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Warrington
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3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited on numerous occasions throughout my life always seem to come with some interesting exibitions

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Cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a brilliant museum for children and adults alike. I visited here as a child, my children came here and now I bring my grandchildren how good is that. We recently visited on the Dalek invasion day and the children loved it plus the craft activity of making a Dalek. The new room is also impressive in fact you... More

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London
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Happened to be in Warrington for the day giving evidence at the Hillsborough Coroners Inquiry and passed the museum whilst crossing between the two train stations. Popped in on the way back and what a delightful little museum. Had plenty of stuff on local history so was surprised to see an earlier review(unless it's changed since May..). The Art Gallery... More

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