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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 5 Shopping in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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...
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Cheshire, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is quite an amazing place, sited in port sunlight - a 'village' well worth walking around. I went to keep my wife happy - she was attracted by the 'Downton Abbey' costume exhibition. However we were both favourably impressed with the whole collection. Staff are friendly and the modest size meant that we saw everything and I didn't get... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you have ever been you Should!. It's a really lovely gallery with a lovely feel, and full of really beautiful objects. The staff are very friendly and the items are displayed in a very pleasing manner. It's just a gem

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to the lady lever in at least twenty five years, as a child I had visited regularly and pretty much hated it, I had been dragged around gallery's, I always wanted to visit castles or Liverpool museum. Now as an adult in my mid-thirties my tastes have changed and I enjoy artand especially social history.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you don't want to spend ages making sure you see everything there is to see then this is the gallery/museum for you. It doesn't take to long to cover all the rooms and yet there is still enough to make it worth a return visit, It's also very varied with some lovely paintings as well as furniture and sculptures.... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

when you see such a wonderful and priceless collection of masterpieces for free,you do wonder what the point of the turner prize is all about. Do paintings in the sand need such investment when there are artists transcending conceptual art that need support? compare with the tate and you,ll see what i mean.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you like to see 18 century furniture or paintings you like it. Commodes are different shapes and ornaments. Nice collections dresses, some made in our time, some well preserved. Big clocks are around museums. It was big surprise and enjoy to hear alive music. Grand piano is in exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A friend had told me the Downton Abbey exhibition was on. And although that was a nice albeit small exhibition, the museum was a great place to spend a couple of hours. We have a lovely walk around all the rooms and went down to the cafe. I got some overpriced cake, and tea. The whole area is beautiful, with... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited with our 8 year old granddaughter mainly to see the Downton Abbey exhibition showcases, it was her first experience of visiting a Art Gallery. I am pleased to say it was a very enjoyable day for us all. But most of all to see the enthusiasm & excitement of our granddaughter looking around the gallery. This is mainly... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is so much art, sculpture and other related things to see here that it is rather overwhelming!! At the time we visitied there was a display of the costumes from Downton Abbey - all very beautiful and intricately made. Lord Leverhulme wanted the arts to be available for all to appreciate and there was certainly plenty to see. The... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We always find the Lady Lever worth visiting. They frequently have extra exhibitions in addition to the regular paintings and artefacts on display. They also show work from local schools from time to time and once when we went there was a concert put on by local children, a kind of folky one which we found really inspiring for the... More 

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