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“A good little visit”
Review of Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“A good little visit”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Firstly the children's area downstairs is brilliant. Areas for drawing, listening to music, building and sensory areas make this a great addition for kids. If you do go with Children it's a brilliant opener for them. The rest of the gallery wasn't really to my taste. A lot of the art is quite modern - the tipped up speakers prompted the question "is someone going to fix that" from my 6 year old. Whilst quite amusing, exhibits like the group of stepladders are clearly beyond me. Doesn't compare to the Manchester art gallery in its exhibits in my opinion, but that is purely a matter of individual taste. Altogether, a beautiful building with some interesting art - well worth the visit for a quick stop off.

Thank Daniel C
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“A must visit attraction.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a lovely gallery, and well worth a visit. The current exhibition contains works by Kapoor, Bourgeois, Rego, Mirza, Tillmans, Chadwick, Ono, and Abrahams, and although I'm not a massive fan of modern art, some of this stuff is pretty good. My favourite was Yoko Ono's skyladders, which made me smile. They also have a separate David Hockney exhibition.
All of this, plus lots of permanent art, and sculpture on display, makes this a must visit attraction, if you are visiting Liverpool.
The gallery boasts free admission too and also has a nice café and shop.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Martin D
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Large variety, really great”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great gallery with a large selection of great works. Theres a hockney exhibition on right now, some really interesting stuff - don't miss it! Some interesting drawings on display as well, not for everyone but definitely worth taking a look. A must for any appreciator of art

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely old building with a brilliant collection.”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

A wonderful collection, some very unusual exhibits. Has one Stuart Sutcliffe painting, rubbish, but at least I have seen it.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Fantastic atmosphere. Huge variety of works. The current Hockney exhibition is excellent. There is also a very good permanent collection which is well worth seeing. Very few people so you can really enjoy your visit

Visited October 2013
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