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Victoria Gallery & Museum

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Address: Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street | University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)151 794 2348
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Impressive Building and lovely Coffee Shop

Decided to wonder into this Free Museum and spend a bit of time looking at the architecture and sheer grandeousus of the place. Inside is a lovely Coffee shop serving a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to wonder into this Free Museum and spend a bit of time looking at the architecture and sheer grandeousus of the place. Inside is a lovely Coffee shop serving a small variety of hot dishes and a selection of cakes pasteries and drinks. Well worth a visit.

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit - we are very pleased you enjoyed it. It is certainly a grand space for a coffee! If you would like to discover more about the architecture and history of our wonderful building, we have an Ipad tour that can be picked up from our reception desk. We also offer... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is tucked away near the University a short distance away from the main museum area but it is definitely worth the trip. The entrance was free so i wasn't expecting much but I was rather impressed by the variety of collections and exhibits there covering topics from particle physics to history to sculpture. It felt like walking into... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are about a 10 minute walk up Brownlow Hill just past the back of the Catholic Cathedral but we agree, worth the trip. Buses travel regularly up Brownlow Hill too. Our curator very much wanted the museum to have a traditional feel harking back to the days of the cabinet of curiosity so... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited gallery with my girlfriend. Building and gallery well maintained. Impressive collection given council run and free admission (small charge special exhibitions) . Pictures all in good viewing condition. Main gallery focuses on British art grouped according to period. Gallery exhibits clearly labelled. Informative concise period background information posters. Glassware exhibits have general information with only key pieces individually labelled.... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

PLEASE NOTE: Your review concerns the Victoria Gallery in Bath, we are the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited two days ago and spent a memorable three hours. The beautiful Victorian building was well worth a visit for itself alone. I was very fortunate to be guided by Martin, who was a most informative and enthusiastic guide. I found the interior of the building and range of exhibits very interesting and intend to make another visit to... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased your enjoyed your visit and your tour with Martin. Martin is extremely knowledgeable about Alfred Waterhouse, the Liverpool-born architect who designed the Victoria Building along with many other buildings in Liverpool and throughout the country. Another notable local building is the North Western Hotel on Lime Street, opposite St. George’s Hall... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive Victorian building with spectacular tiled stairs and downstairs café. Well worth a visit

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The beautiful Victoria Building was completed in 1892 and designed by Liverpool-born architect Alfred Waterhouse. The tiles you mention were made by the factory Burmantofts Pottery in Leeds and examples of their work can be seen elsewhere in the university including the former Liverpool Infirmary chapel and throughout... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close the Catholic Cathedral it is an impressive building with a lovely courtyard to the rear, the university covers a large area of impressive buildings.

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The quadrangle to the rear of our building does indeed have some lovely university buildings. For Heritage Open Days this year on 8th, 9th and 10th September we are offering free guided tours of other university buildings designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse who designed the Victoria Building. In addition we will have free campus art... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This place is a little hidden gem! There is loads of great information and exhibits inside. They change their exhibits frequently, so you can always see something new. It´s good for kids too, it isn´t too big so they don´t get bored and there is lots of activities to keep them interested.

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Along with our family activity backpacks full of activities for all ages, we also offer regular free family events for children including our Family Saturdays on the last Saturday of each month with a family film in the morning and drop-in craft activity from 1-4pm. Coming up this summer we also have holiday family workshops... More 

Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for a visit a curious as friend had mentioned it was lovely place to visit. On ground floor is a café that was busy. The building of the gallery itself alone is worth a visit as original red brick university. There are beautiful original tiles and set of stairs leads to ceramics room and also display of Auberon birds... More 

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. If you would like to find out more about our wonderful building and some of the displays within it, we offer free drop-in guided tours every Tuesday and Thursday 12.30 – 1.30pm – just meet in the foyer 5 minutes beforehand. In September we will be offering... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A landmark of Liverpool, in my opinion :) Pass this building every day during university time. Worth a visit if you like old buildings

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We too believe the Victoria Building to be a significant landmark in Liverpool. If you would like to learn more about our building and other university buildings designed by the great Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse, on 8th, 9th and 10th September we will be offering free tours of his buildings to support Heritage Open... More 

Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Visit on a Tuesday or Thursday meet a guide at 12.15pm and take a free tour of the gallery and museum. The guides are so knowlegable and personable. Wonderful architecture, often have free lunchtime concerts. Try the chilli nachos and wedges in the cafe in the foyer,superb!

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KirstyHWigan, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased to hear you have taken part in a guided tour - our tour guides are indeed extremely knowledgeable and each has their particularly areas of interest so no two tours are ever the same. The popular free lunchtime concerts will return in the Autumn. Your compliments will be passed to the... More 

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