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Lady Lever Art Gallery

Port Sunlight Village, Birkenhead CH62 5EQ, England
0151 478 4136
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Ranked #1 of 4 Shopping in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a real treasure, housing a stunning collection of paintings as well as exquisite furniture, Chinese collections,... more » Owner description: The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a real treasure, housing a stunning collection of paintings as well as exquisite furniture, Chinese collections, tapestries, sculpture, Wedgwood and classical antiquities in a beautiful building.There are several rooms, centred around the main hall. The paintings on display include pieces by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Stubbs, Turner, Millais, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Waterhouse, to name but a few. The gallery also includes a dining room and shop. Admission is free. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a lovely collection of paintings and sculptures built by Lord Lever in memory of his wife. It is situated in the fascinating and peaceful Port Sunlight Village built by him for his workers. Pretty little houses and a green with water flowing through. Only a short train journey away from... More

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Turning off the busy A40 into the purpose built township of Port Sunlight the visitor would think they had been struck deaf. No more noise from passing traffic just blissful silence. Parking is along the roadside and unrestricted. Buildings are well maintained and gardens pristine. The tree lined main avenue that links the War Memorial to the Lady Lever Art... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went specifically to see the recent exhibition of work by Turner, but I have visited on a number of occasions previously. The Lady Lever is a beautiful, historic building located in the amazing village of Port Sunlight - worth a trip just to walk the tree lined streets here! The gallery houses works by Turner and a large collection... More

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Dyffryn Ardudwy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gallery is so full ti warrants enough time to do it justice. Plenty of victorian art, probably something to suit everyone. the building is beautiful too. Did not visit the cafe so wont comment.

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merseyside
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We didn't set out to visit it was all an impulse trip we were on our way to Chester but got off the train at Port Sunlight often passed it on the train I knew a little of the history of it but had never visited, What a lovely surprise such a lovely place so well kept clean and quiet... More

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Gravesend, Kent
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a good three hours looking around at all of the exhibits in this stunning gallery. The paintings were of particular interest as there is a special exhibit at the moment of Rossetti paintings/sketches/chalks/ of Jane Morris. Superb and worth the 5 hour drive just for this. 100% recommended. It's free with a free audio guide available and a... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited on the hunt for the work of Edward Coley Burne-Jones - and were not disappointed. The gallery houses five of his paintings including the The Beguiling of Merlin. Our visit coincided with an exhibition about the inspiration offered by Jane Morris to Rossetti - a delightful set of sketches and studies. The gallery itself is a joy, small... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you can you should join an organised trip around this gallery. (this can be booked on arrival) I thought it would be dry and boring but it was utterly fascinating. The guide talked about how and why some of the paintings were acquired and used to help the business of Levers and gave us potted life histories of some... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Incredible collection of pottery, furniture and paintings - allow a few visits 'cos you'll be mesmerised - reynolds, stubbs, etc. etc. Go!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of variation and extensive collection in the Art gallery here. Would recommend anyone pop in for a visit if you are in the area (even if you are not an art lover) some very unique exhibits on display

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