Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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While our Grade II is located a 5 minute walk away from Golden Square Shopping Center For travel and parking information, see the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery website. Our collection comprises of 11 Galleries, 3 of which are Art Galleries with various temporary exhibitions regularly changed over featuring both local and international artists. Work produced by selected local artists is also on display and available to purchase. See our website for details about our events and activities program.
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Malcolm B
Worcester, UK12 contributions
Dec 2022
It has been a number of years since I visited a museum and art gallery but was glad that I took the time to visit this little gem. The whole layout is great as the exhibition areas all go round in a circle on each floor and ensures that you don't miss anything.

I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of local history that was there and I learned an awful lot about Warrington that I was previously unaware of.

Unfortunately, there were two things that could have improved my visit; namely that the lighting could have been better so that all the narrative and labelling of exhibits could have been read and that there could have been a wider contribution from molder and more established artists. Admittedly, I am not a great lover of 'modern art' but some of the photographic exhibits really didn't seem to meet the categorisation of art as I saw it.

Nevertheless, it was a really enlightening experience and would happily recommend it going on your 'to do' list if you are in the area.
Written December 13, 2022
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Thanks for your review and I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. The reason for the low lighting levels in the galleries is that over time light damages artefacts and artworks, so it's always a delicate balance between showing our collection now and preserving it for future generations. We work with artists of all ages and we try our best to maintain a balanced exhibition programme, with a mixture of contemporary and more traditional artforms, so there is generally something for everyone.
Written January 11, 2023
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Louise Duffy
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
I was pleasantly surprised when I came here with my 5 year old son over the summer holidays. There are activities in nearly every room to keep kids engaged and we both found it really interesting. Crafts were also on. I think they do the crafternoons on a Wednesday and Saturday in the summer and we made a beaded jelly fish which was great fun and the staff member was so friendly and helpful. Overall, a brilliant way to spend a good 3 hours and for £0
Written August 13, 2022
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Thank you for your review, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your visit!
Written January 11, 2023
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EX1496
Chester, UK20 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
The Warrington Museum is a lot larger than it appears on the outside. I was amazed at the large range of different artefacts that are displayed in the museum ranging from fossils, an Egyptian mummy, shrunken human heads to name just a few! It is free to enter the museum so it is well worth a visit.
Written February 25, 2015
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Ella M
Grappenhall, UK21 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
As a child we would visit Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and attend the various workshops for children. I remember once seeing a penny farthing bicycle in the display exhibit and feeling a sense of wonder from this small, mysterious, Victorian museum. There are always great exhibits: from The Muppets to characters from the Labyrinth/The works of Brian Froud with good launch parties to go with them.

The Egyptian exhibition is always a wonder to see; look out for the mummified hand - a friend of mine used to have nightmares about it being under her bed!

The shop contains unusual gifts so be sure to go or just sit and have a coffee upstairs.

Quite frankly my favourite place in Warrington!
Written November 11, 2013
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dwhatley20
Wigan, UK161 contributions
Nov 2019
What a nice open space with plenty of exhibits.

You enter into a Library.
The upper floors are full of very interesting items to see.

There was a class of youngsters on a school trip interacting with some of the exhibits.

Nice and clean.

Very helpful staff,and plenty of them.

Only small but time well spent.

Free
Written November 24, 2019
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Paul J
Warrington, UK54 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
its always a pleasure to spend an hour or so looking around the museum and checking out the latest art exhibitions. Then downstairs to the library for a peaceful read, bliss.

All the staff were very knowledgeable and wonderfully friendly
Written January 18, 2017
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David C
Bolton, UK669 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
I have been to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery many time, as a child, and revisited any times afterwards. There is plenty to entertain & educate, with lots of history worldwide. Anybody interested in Museum's it's defiantly worth a visit.
Written February 8, 2015
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Bridie1987
Newton Le Willows, UK25 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
very interesting, lots of different ages to find out about. very easy for young children to understand and see. i like how they put on a different exhibition every so often. it is free to enter
Written May 29, 2014
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Helen123B
Warrington, UK21 contributions
May 2014 • Family
lovely free day out with lots of thought put in to make it entertaining and informative for children. we visit regularly.
Written May 29, 2014
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Phil D
Huddersfield, UK75 contributions
Dec 2012 • Solo
As one of englands largest towns, boasting a 'cultural quarter' one would at least expect to see a theatre, not just the 'jaded' Parr Hall which isnt even an attractive concert hall in comparison to those in other Northern post industrial towns such as Rochdale, Bury, Huddersfield , Halifax etc.- much more could be done with this 'the only' attractive part of trhe town centre with the exception of the town hall gates and the parish church..

Museum and gallery provide basic facilities / exhibits/ its all just 'ok', which about sums the town centre up
Written December 23, 2012
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I'm sorry to hear you weren't particularly impressed with your visit to Warrington and the museum. Please bear in mind that the exhibitions at the museum change every few months and we have opened a brand new gallery since your visit, the Cabinet of Curiosities, housed in what was the very tired looking Bird Room. I hope you will consider visiting again and that you will enjoy the new displays.
Written August 4, 2014
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