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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Warrington Library Museum Street | Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB, England
Phone Number: 01925 442399
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the...

Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the oldest municipal museums in the country. Much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all over the world. Work from acclaimed artists is also on display in the art gallery, and there is a lively program of events, activities and temporary exhibitions. Admission is free!

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Nice distraction

Good place to take kids on a rainy day. Very interesting. By no means a full day out but a nice distraction.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Steven H
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to take kids on a rainy day. Very interesting. By no means a full day out but a nice distraction.

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Thank Steven H
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely little place in a beautiful building. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, good exhibits with excellent all round visability and right height for smaller children. Always seem to have something for children. Highly recommended for childrens Summer holidays when weather not so good.

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Thank gringaloid02
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the museum and art gallery to look at the exhibition of the work of art therapy students but was fascinated by the work of a young artist whose work was inspired by her cancer diagnosis and treatment. We were very impressed with the museum exhibits and the family friendly and interactive displays whilst retaining the essence of a... More 

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Thank Aitchkay2
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Warrington town centre on a rainy Saturday afternoon recently. I nipped into the museum for a few minutes to stay dry and to have a quick look around. I was still there two hours later! I had forgotten just how full of wonders the place is. There are interactive exhibits for children in every room. There are... More 

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Thank chesster195
Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Children enjoyed very much will go again they had an interesting time and asked many questions. We will visit again

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Thank christinetickle
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A overly small museum run by very friendly and helpful people. As it is only small not loads to see but a pleasant afternoon or morning visit. Interesting World Cup exhibition .

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Thank Mary A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a short visit to Warrington and found to have a bit of extra time in our hands. This museum is quite interesting as it has a great mix of stuff to see and do! Our little boy was quite happy opening cupboards and drawers and seeing things! It is nice to have a bit more interactive side... More 

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Thank Mrs_P_Br
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was born in Warrington and have lived there all my life. In all that time I can't remember ever visiting the town's museum. Was honestly surprised at how much of a variety of exhibits and collections covering subjects such as; local history, natural sciences, archaeology and more. I found learning about Warrington's local history quite interesting. Some objects that... More 

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Thank Emmalouiseh94
Roger J, Exhibitions officer at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! The reason some of the rooms are quite dark is that many of the items on display are extremely light sensitive, which means we have to carefully limit how much light certain objects are exposed to, to ensure that that future generations can enjoy viewing them. We hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the first Culture Warrington members event on Saturday 5 August. An extremely entertaining and informative afternoon. Looking forward to many more. Big thanks to Craig for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

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Thank Karen P
Roger J, Exhibitions Officer at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're very happy to hear you enjoyed the Member's event! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in Warrington for 30years, but this is the first time we visited. Well worth it, very interesting and informative.

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