Walker Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
TEMPORARILY CLOSED Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present day: you can see work by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name but a few. We also have a sculpture gallery, a craft and design gallery, and Big Art for Little Artists - a gallery specially designed for children up to 8 years of age. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the children'g gallery is currently closed and our Medieval and Rensaissance galleries are closed for refurbishment. Entry to the permanent collection is free, donations welcome This winter we will be open as follows: 18, 19 December OPEN 10am to 6pm 20 December CLOSED 21, 22 & 23 December OPEN 10am to 6pm 24, 25, 26 & 27 December CLOSED 28, 29, 30, 31 December, 1 & 2 January OPEN 10am to 6pm 3 January CLOSED 4 January onwards OPEN Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
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  • LauraDaveJames
    Solihull, United Kingdom4,246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do in Liverpool
    This impressive historic building is free to enter and contains a good selection of artwork, which is well laid out over a number of floors. There is something for everyone. It is well curated and well worth a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2023
  • Howard-Liverpool
    Liverpool, United Kingdom3,150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spacious Exhibition
    As always superb. Today I visited a photo exhibition by Tom Wood called "Photie Man: 50 Years of Tom Wood". It was exceptional and especially for locals would bring back fantastic memories. Loved every minute of it and would recommend to all especially Liverpudlians. Well displayed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 19, 2023
  • Sandy W
    Vancouver, Canada1,383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    There are many pieces of art, and also sculptures to see here. Some of the galleries are currently closed. You will find a few pieces by noted impressionist artist, such as Monet and also some well-known UK artists, such as Gainsborough, Turner and Reynolds.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • permia
    41,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous sculpture and paintings
    First up were plaster casts of some Parthenon friezes. Very impressive. Marvellous sculptures followed including Adam & Eve by Walker and the graceful Peace by Edward Ford. Rodin’s Death of Athens Henry Moore's Falling Warrior were captivating. A superb collection of paintings is on view. Both European and British. In the latter many of the greats are here. An absorbing selection of Pre-Raphaelites are displayed. Rossetti’s Dante’s Dream and Isabella by Millais included. Summer Lightening by Sickert is dramatic. A scene of Liverpool by Williams gives an insight of the great city in the past. Amity by Fleetwood- Walker shows a young couple having a picnic but with obvious tensions between them.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • anm53
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some great paintings
    A great variety of paintings from different eras, so something for everyone. Galleries that were previously closed for refurbishment have now reopened.We were here for 4 hours but that did include 2 visits to the cafe! Even though we are not from Merseyside we found the exhibition of photos by Tom Wood to be very interesting. This runs until January 2024.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Beachman
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Give yourself enough time to appreciate an excellent gallery
    Great collection of Victorian art but lots more besides. You'll see many famous masterpieces from various eras. This has got to be one of the best regional art galleries in the country. Quite busy but hardly surprising and it is free.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Shannon M
    Glasgow, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Visit
    We had a lovely time at the museum. There is mostly medieval, renaissance and baroque style paintings with some impressionist art also. We also got talking to Arthur who works here and was very lovely, he spoke to us about some of the paintings and recommended some pieces to look at.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • vivEngland
    Preston, United Kingdom777 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Building
    It is an impressive building and the sculpture gallery is great. There are, of course, lots of paintings by various artists as well as in different styles, so you would be sure to find at least one of the galleries you found interesting! There are also exhibitions to have a look round. You can visit the Museum at no charge from 10 am to 5 pm each day apart from Mondays but it opens on Bank Holidays and during school holidays in Liverpool. There is a cafe and shop which we didn't take advantage of.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • alan
    Liverpool, United Kingdom141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Medieval Gallery Refurbishment is excellent.
    We came to see the newly refurbished Medieval and Renaissance galleries. We spent about an hour and a half, first of all in the room with the large number of Joseph Wright of Derby portraits and then in Room 1, The Medieval Gallery. The refurbishment is excellent and we will be back to see the rest of it. The Walker Art Gallery is a treasure and we feel very lucky to have it on our doorstep.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Kaboozie
    Liverpool, United Kingdom460 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES
    Went to see the Photie Man (50 years of Tom Wood) exhibition at the Walker. Loved it, brought back so many memories of the Liverpool I loved and remember. The photographs of the Chelsea Reach in New Brighton were particularly poignant as this was one of my haunts in the 80’s. Well curated and spent the afternoon in memory lane.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 12, 2023
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ljmzta
Houston, TX332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I went to this gallery to see the Punishment of Lust by Giovanni Segantini because I love OMD. The whole museum was so impressive with art from several periods of time. We spent maybe a couple of hours here before it was closing but I always enjoy a great art museum and this one certainly did not disappoint. I made sure to purchase some souvenirs too!
Written January 3, 2020
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Chris G
Liverpool, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My favourite art gallery in Liverpool. Stunning works my favourite room is first to the right as you enter the grand building. Filled with Greek and Roman sculpture and busts truly breathtaking. Works by very famous artists on show, lots of different era’s of paintings and art work, pottery, special artefacts, a full day out of sheer pleasure.
The cafe is always bustling too (scones are lovely)
There is a kids play section too. An amazing place to visit. My Grandad was the art restorer there for years many years ago, I love to think I’m following in his footsteps and loving art as he did.
Written February 25, 2020
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pfeirown
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
The Walker Gallery was far bigger and more impressive than I expected the collection reaches deep into the building and stretches from the Middle Ages to the very Modern. Home to several famous works and more not so famous works by famous artists it’s definitely worth the time of anyone with the least bit of interest in art. The museum is also participating in the ‘Pride & Prejudice’ project. Along with other members of the NML it has been researching its collections to identify items with an LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) connection.
There are little interactive touches throughout the museum. A dress up station here, things to touch over there, but LB never made it out of the room of Big Art for Little Artists. A completely interactive experience with books, puppets, puzzles, storytelling, and a variety of ways to create their own unique pieces it is designed to introduce children eight and younger to art. To say LB loved it is an understatement.
Written March 1, 2020
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Paul S
Warrington, UK506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
First time inside this wonderful art gallery to see the above exhibition of ladies fashions, dresses, underwear, hats and shoes from the 20's to the 50's with pictorial views of the great established retail departments stores in Liverpool. Extremely well presented and worth the admission fee.
Cloakroom facilities are free with the use of a token obtained at reception. There is a small cafe which was busy but we eat elsewhere.
Would definitely return and take in the other art exhibits when we have more time to browse. Highly recommended. Note : go to the Library and adjoining buildings to see the magnificent architecture and modern atrium.
Written February 1, 2020
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Swetrat
Portsmouth, UK841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Took a day trip to Liverpool to see the Charles Rennie Mackintosh/Glasgow School Exhibition here and were not disappointed. Handily located across from Lime Street Station, the Walker is crammed with memorable art works - many instantly recognisable. A world class collection.
Written March 19, 2020
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a great old building. We’d been before but only briefly so took our time on this visit.
Massive collections of all kinds of art. A pity they were renovating the medieval area so no chance to see Rembrandt or Rubens.
We loved the Impressionists, particular favourites as we travel frequently to Provence. There was a temporary exhibition of past winners of the John Moores Painting Prize, including a famous Hockney (who knew he’d won this prize in 1967?) which was a lovely surprise.
Very helpful staff all around the gallery.
Written April 1, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Heading to the Christmas market on St George's Hall I was took by the wondrous architecture of the Walker Art Gallery.
Passed it 100's of times ,never really took much notice of the building but while sipping a gluhwein I was amazed at the sheer beauty of the building.
The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the biggest art collections in the UK but I've no real interest in this form of the arts but I love the architecture, it's got a Neoclassical style of architecture that I love,grand ,beautiful columns and so pleasing on the eye,makes for some great photographic opportunities and in an area of outstandingly beautiful architecture.
Easy to locate along William Brown Street, most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written January 7, 2020
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The_Lennon_Family
Crewe, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I have visited the Walker Art Gallery several times in the past, but on this occasion, my partner (Man City FC fan) and I went to specifically to look around the ‘Art of the Terraces’ Exhibition . The Gallery is free admission , but upon arrival, we made a small donation by debit card. We enjoyed a hot drink and cake in the cafeteria before looking around the exhibition.

We are both in our 50s and could totally relate to the era the story was centred around. Indeed my partner used to wear clothing similar to those on display and we both used to have some of the items included in the replica of a football fan’s bedroom.

The exhibition was really impressive, very cleverly curated and included a mixture of photos, paintings, video , audio , sculpture , mannequins to portray the extent to which fashion and music went hand in hand with football .

We both agreed the exhibition was fantastic, nostalgic and well worth a look. We thoroughly recommend it to any fan of football.

There are other exhibitions to look around, and for that reason, we will definitely revisit.
Written February 13, 2023
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EJoddrel
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Liverpool's city fathers (and mothers) and the Gallery's directors are to be congratulated for such a wonderful collection. We didn't go to the Linda McCartney show as our focus was on the main collection which is packed full of internationally important pictures, some very familiar and some not so. Yes, you are occasionally frustrated by the lighting on the glass but that's sometimes to do with the time of day that you visit. But what wonderful Joseph Wright of Derbys (an C18th artist who can actually paint hands), about three Stubbs, a Paul Nash, sweet little Millie Smith by Ford Madox Brown, and the fascinating Benjamin West painting of the death of Nelson, hung alongside the very different but no less fascinating version of the same topic by Daniel Maclise. Costumes, ceramics, the Ince-Blundell collection all fascinating. A delight. The staff are all lovely and kind, the scone tasty, but the book shop is measly! Please find more room for books. Thank you!
Written October 1, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Liverpool is blessed with some fantastic museum's,probably one of the most popular is the Walker Art Gallery.
Part of the National Museums Liverpool, it houses the largest art collection outside of London.
Opened on 6th September 1877 and named after its founder and benefactor Sir Andrew Barclay Walker ,its a big attraction in Liverpool.
The collection of art in all its forms is impressive, you need to put away a good few hours to take it all in ,staff here are superb ,all in all it's a wonderful museum to visit and easy to locate along William Brown Street.
Written June 12, 2020
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