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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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  • Hidden Gem, This museum is slightly off the beaten path but well worth a visit. A lot of interesting exhibits with some based on the local history of the area. A pleasant cafe on the site and a book s...  more »
  • Did not realise what a fabulous weddi ng venue this is .Reasonably priced , plenty of space .Classy and different .Highly recommend this .  more »
  • Always enjoy a visit here. On my last visit there was a watercolour exhibition as well as some art from local schools. There are more permanent displays of local interest including Della Robbia potter...  more »
  • 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!