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Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
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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  • Small provincial gallery but if you have an hour or two spare worth popping in. Fairly varied and staff are friendly 
  • We visited primarily to view the contemporary works of Nick McCan. Very impressed with his reworking of classical pieces, by Delacroix for example. This temporary exhibit runs to 11th September, so ge...  read more »
  • If you are looking for a pleasant place to visit late morning or afternoon, which has been superbly revamped with a lovely café area and shop with a lovely atmosphere, this gallery is for you. If you ...  read more »
  • My work and life have been a stream blessed by this well.I say Hallelujah for the Wirral Society of Arts and the Wirral Spring the National Acrylic Painters association for messrs David Hillhouse ,Colin Simpson and Ken Hodgson and many others without whom my life would have been lived in a tepid stream of murky black n white.I have won print prizes sold ceramics to friends of Adrian Henri and learned sad news and good news here.I love those who have blessed this well.Amen
  • This place has been a source of local information my entire life.I never get bored visiting this art gallery it offers something different each time I visit.Great for families as it's free.Lovely little cafe to.I hope to enjoy Williamson for many more years to come.
  • We found the kids area lovely and the staff were very friendly. The cafe and exhibitions were all of a high standard.
  • I always visit this gem of a museum and art gallery when I'm in Birkenhead. It's has free entry with plenty of parking nearby and a super little cafe too. The highlight for me is the fascinating display that tells the story of the short lived but vibrant local Della Robbia pottery factory. There are plenty of other things to see too including regular, changing art exhibitions. Well worth a look and something for all ages.
  • Great gallery plenty to see.
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