Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Birkenhead: Hours, Address, Lady Lever Art Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Lady Lever Art Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a real treasure, housing a stunning collection of paintings including many Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, the world's finest collection of Wedgwood jasperware, exquisite furniture, Chinese ceramics, tapestries and sculpture, Paintings on display include works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Stubbs, Turner, Leighton, Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Holman Hunt and Waterhouse, to name but a few. Admission is free, booking essential at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever
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cheshire3131
Runcorn, UK440 contributions
Interesting gallery in a lovely village setting.

A small gallery with a wide selection of paintings and exhibitions on show. This is a private collection and I would say there is something for every taste. Well worth a visit and an added bonus it is free but they welcome donations.

In the basement there is a lovely small cafe which is in lovely surroundings and reasonably priced.

Beware of the parking at the front there are some inconsiderate people. They were parking in 3 rows and the third row being the last to arrive so the poor people parking on the second row were trapped until the people behind come out. It happened when we were there and I have no idea how long they were trapped for as we had left it was at least 15 minutes.
Written August 19, 2021
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,952 contributions
A very good visit - the same exhibition as last time - just missed the last special exhibition and too early for the next !!
The cafe downstairs served good food and on a busy day was quite fast. Very decent. The shop is very good with good quality product. Very nice staff
Written April 8, 2022
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Chris D
Prenton, UK84 contributions
Wonderful building and gallery. Been going here since i was a child. Most definitely worth a visit. Set in picturesque Port Sunlight and very visitor friendly, with good access for disabled visitors and children's activities. Good cafe too. Fantastic selection of permanent art/artefacts with other exhibitions through the year. Great selection of Pre-Raphaelite work (my favourite). No entrance 'fee' as such - you're asked to pay what you think your visit is worth and it's well worth a visit.
Written February 1, 2020
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Garethfromllandudno
Llandudno, UK133 contributions
Solo
Fabulous building and wonderful collection of art, including ceramics, furniture and statutes. Ask to see the famous Welsh painting ' Salam' which is protected by a curtain to preserve the watercolour. Staff are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and are a real asset to the gallery.
Written December 19, 2020
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John S
Dublin, Ireland225 contributions
We visited the Lever because of the Matisse exhibition that was on, but loved the permanent exhibits of Art, Chinese art and all things Napoleonic collected by Lord Lever.
There is no charge for admission, but you are invited to make a donation. We did not go to the Café
Written February 12, 2020
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vix_36
Liverpool, UK61 contributions
Friends
Visited on Sunday 15th May. First time visitor to Port Sunlight so decided to visit the Gallery. Very glad I did. This gallery holds such a varied but interesting collection of Art. Lot better than the Walker Art Gallery. We sat and spoke with Steph who told us about the Gallery and collection. Will definetly visit again.
Written May 16, 2022
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HeatSeeker
Wrexham, UK3,497 contributions
There are some really important paintings here, and many other beautiful pictures and sculptures in a beautiful building.
It’s easy to spend the day here, although we were glad to get out and walk around for a short time. Do try to walk to the War Memorial, it’s another stunning art piece, described as one of the most beautiful in the country.
While you need to book your visit, you can do so on the day you want to come. There’s even a QR code outside, so you can book after you arrive. What a lovely change when so many places refuse last minute bookings.
The main floor is open, but the balconies are closed (too narrow corridors). The cloakroom is also closed, so we left coats in our car. The café was open, and I was delighted to find tables a safe distance apart. We enjoyed scouse for lunch. The meat portion was generous, high quality, tender and tasty.
The disabled will really enjoy coming here. There are a couple of disabled parking spaces right outside the main entrance, but the main parking area is less than 100 metres from the entrance – that’s the benefit of visiting a gallery in a small village, compared to a city centre.
Coming out of lockdown, it was really nice to find somewhere easy to visit, as we get used to coping with going out again.
We really enjoyed seeing the paintings, and in particular I do love the sculptures, and that you get so close to everything. We’re very lucky to live near it.
Written May 24, 2021
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Lucio F
Oxfordshire, UK948 contributions
We visited the Village and were impressed. But the highlight of the visit was really the art gallery. An unexpectedly large art exhibition of the highest quality, from few rooms dedicated to Augustus john, to the vast collection of Lord and Lady Lever: from Greek and Roman art to the Pre-Raphaelites, it is astonishing and moving.
Written August 11, 2021
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Denzal
Wirral, UK261 contributions
A great place to visit in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight. Delightful to walk around this interesting building that is full of incredible exhibits. Great to see so many well behaved children exploring the building and learning, sad to see a teenager more interested in his phone!
Make sure that you pick up a site plan from reception, its a bit of a rabbit warren.
Written July 22, 2022
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Paul Bowman
10 contributions
I had not visited this gallery for more than 15 years and I regret the missed opportunities. Set in the beautiful heritage site of Port Sunlight village this small gallery punches well above it's weight. The rooms are full of exception works of art, architecture and furniture. The Pre-Raphaelite collection is exquisite and the sculpture outstanding.
The venue is greatly enhanced by the friendly staff who could not have been more helpful
A brief walk over the road and you can visit the Port Sunlight museum and view one of the cottages which is furnished in period.
All in all a wonderful place to visit and one I intend to return to whenever possible.
Written January 25, 2020
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