Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead

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The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is situated in Claughton, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England and houses the town's collection of art.Opened on 1 December 1928, the single-storey building is Neo-Georgian in style. Financial support for its establishment was provided by John Williamson, a Director of the Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. and his son Patrick Williamson.Its collection includes Victorian oil paintings including works by Albert Moore and Philip Steer, English watercolours, Liverpool Porcelain, and Della Robbia Pottery. It also has a large collection of ship models, focusing on Cammell Laird shipbuilders, the Mersey Ferries, and the vessels that used the River Mersey.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Popped into this tucked away museum. Lovely art and history. Cafe is fab and serves nice snacks. Worth a visit  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This art gallery is small, but holds some very exciting exhibitions over the year. It sits within the world famous Port Sunlight village boundary, which is in itself a nice place to visit.  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    As i have not been here since i as a child,i thought i would pay a visit. The staff at reception was very friendly and guided us to the museum collection and explained some of the art exhibits. We sta...  more »
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  • A fascinating museum and gallery. The model ships on display which were built by Cammell Laird over the years were really interesting. The art work is ranging from good amateurs and sixth form students to established artists. There is an excellent cafe as well. An excellent visit.
  • Amazing trip today with my year 4 class Kathy our guide was very informative made it fun for the children and had me giggling all day thankyou highly recommended 👍
  • Lovingly maintained by a group of friends of the Williamson. Changing exhibitions including local artists. Cafe and toilets. Light and airy, provides facilities for children and families including art classes. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.
  • A friendly welcome awaits you here. Fabulous community space. Needs a bit of investment. Well done all involved though!
  • Wonderful and varied exhibitions. A Gallery with a great sense of in community. Great cafe too!

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