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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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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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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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Warrington
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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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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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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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you haven't been to the Museum and Art Gallery in Warrington then its about time you did. Great for all ages and young children especially are well catered for as they have different exhibitions and activities throughout the year.There's also free craft activities from 12 noon every Saturday. Parking was easy and usual facilities available. An overlooked gem!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a thoroughly fantastic little museum this is! Being a Wiganer with a Warrington Lass for a wife, there is always banter about which town is better or which town has what - and I allowed myself to be convinced to visit the Museum in Warrington - and I am so glad I did. I can't understand some of the... More

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Roger J, Front Office Manager at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review - I showed the manager and she said it's the first time she agrees with someone from Wigan! ;-) Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for taking the time to write such a detailed review! More

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