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Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead
(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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TripAdvisor
  • 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...  more »
  • If you are looking for a pleasant place to visit late morning or afternoon, which has been superbly revamped with a lovely cafĂ© area and shop with a lovely atmosphere, this gallery is for you. If you ...  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.