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Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

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Blast from the past

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is an absolute gem and cultural oasis in Birkenhead... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie M
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Lauder, United Kingdom
Oxton on art fair

Amazing display of local talent including photos, paintings, jewellery, pottery, glassware and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum houses several exhibition spaces showing exhibitions of local, national and international interest. The building also houses a museum which houses the largest collection of Della Robbia Pottery from Birkenhead...more
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Slatey Road, Birkenhead CH43 4UE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is an absolute gem and cultural oasis in Birkenhead. Fascinating collections of Art, Ceramics, Shipping memorabilia and local history housed in a superb, purpose built, welcoming building. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, super kids studio, great bookshop, art supplies shop and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leslie M
Jo M, Development Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so pleased that you took the time to post a review, and even happier that you had such a good time. We look forward to see you next time you are visiting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing display of local talent including photos, paintings, jewellery, pottery, glassware and Christmas gifts. Always a joy to visit The cafe let the visit down, staff didn't know the content of what they were selling- told me soup was not gluten free when chef said...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trekkingnan
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review of your visit to the Oxton Art Fair. I will pass on your comments to the cafe. Please come next week to our Williamson at 90 Birthday celebrations with music and art creation from 11 until 3pm as well as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bit disappointing that the cafe could not rustle up a sandwich at 11am on a Sunday. If the food menu operates restricted hours then it should be clearly advertised so clients do not have to create a meal out of crisps and biscuits.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GRIFFYGB
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to submit a review. The cafe are aware of the situation and I understand have been dealing with it directly. Best wishes

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Would recommend the Williamson to anyone interested in art or exhibitions with a local relevance. Really interesting exhibition of Della Robbia pottery and Star yachts of Birkenhead. Fascinating Cammell Laird photographic exhibition. Lovely coffee shop and gift shop, too. Also, have an extensive and interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Santa070
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Many thanks for your review, Santa (by the way, should you be out when it is only October?) 😀 The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is a hive of activity today with many of the exhibitions being created in Galleries 1,2,3 and 13, so please...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Lucky to still have this art gallery. Many lovely works to see, and historic models of ships too. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMW2013_81
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you very much....

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Went here for one specific showing, however the rest of the gallery is worth a visit. Its not large and will not take more than a couple of hours to see everything. The collection of local pottery was certainly an eye opener. The cafe is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julien D
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Several exhibitions end tomorrow and there will be a new one when we reopen on Wednesday with further exhibitions starting every week throughout September. Our website will get a new look this week and the September newletter is...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

A hidden gem of a museum. Lovely exhibits including artwork. Different displays on so checkout dates. Nice cafe too. Little art shop worth a visit too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris S
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Went specifically to vie the Cammel Laird photo exhibition '93-'96 as had family links and was not disappointed . Very good local displays of pottery, art and miscellany from the Wirral - have lived here 60 years and this was first visit - shame on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Keefdee
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Many thanks and so glad you came for the exhibition but found so much more. Come again as we change exhibits regularly.

Reviewed 18 July 2018

great gallery, child friendly check out the website for events.and exhibitions, has an art shop and bookshop within.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kelsang S
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Many thanks, Kelsang

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Wirral all my life but never visited before thought it was time to see what was on offer. Whilst I am not a lover of art I felt what they had could have been displayed better and with more information. Loved the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paulanchris
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Sorry to hear you were disappointed. Do hope you come back again as we are always changing.

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Response from Abscraft | Property representative |
It is always free to come in except when we have an evening event or a workshop where there are costs involved. We pride oursleves on keeping as much free as possible, but donations always welcomed to the charity that... More
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