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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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  • Returned to the gallery today for a second visit, this time with children. They were hungry so we ate in the cafe and this was a lovely experience. The staff there were very friendly and the food was ...  more »
  • I am prejudiced because I live nearby but The Williamson Art Gallery is a very interesting place to visit. It has many special exhibitions throughout the year and a wonderful collection of model ships...  more »
  • I have been a few times with my family and always had a really nice time, the art is fantastic and the ship models are amazing too  more »
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  • A hidden gem interesting exhibitions and a variety of exhibits of local and national interests
  • Lots of interesting exhibits including the local Della Robbia pottery. Also a great bookshop and a cafe.
  • Great gallery plenty to see.
  • We found the kids area lovely and the staff were very friendly. The cafe and exhibitions were all of a high standard.
  • 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.