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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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Could do with new exhibits.

We go to Warrington Museum regularly and is always on our list of places to visit during half terms but the exhibits are very rarely changed, there only ever seems to be two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We go to Warrington Museum regularly and is always on our list of places to visit during half terms but the exhibits are very rarely changed, there only ever seems to be two members of staff on and they are generally not available to elaborate on some of the exhibits. It is clean and tidy but once you have been... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a regular haunt to take the kids during the school holidays, always lots to do and the plus side we call in at the adjacent library on the way out.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It is a good museum, I haven't been there for 20 years but went back yesterday, it is in the same place but it has been modernised. It is interesting, engaging and worth a visit. It doesn't compare to the big city museums but it is free, with cheap nearby parking and kids crafts on the right days. I will... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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6 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
112 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 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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