Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (must see)

Along with St. George's Hall and the building which includes the Central Library and the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery completes the historic buildings of the monumental center of Liverpool. This gallery is worth a visit for two reasons: Firstly, from the outside, the building is already interesting, displaying a neoclassical style. And secondly, inside, where its real charm lies, you can visit some of the most varied exhibitions. It is particularly well known for its art collections (paintings and sculptures). Actually, it is so well known for housing one of the largest art collections in Britain, that it has become known as "the National Gallery of the North".

More specifically, the gallery's collection includes Italian and Dutch paintings from 1300–1550; European art from 1550–1900 (including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas); 18th and 19th century British art (including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works); a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours; 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George; and a major sculpture collection.

Why You Should Visit:
To enjoy a really good selection of free exhibits that are easy to navigate, as well as additional exhibits you can pay for.
Even though the presentation is somewhat dated, the depth, variety, and quality of the art more than make up for it.
The café is good value and situated in the rear of the foyer, therefore convenient and with plenty of atmosphere.

Tip:
There are usefully-sized lockers on the ground floor to the left of the café – pay £1 coin for a token at the gallery entrance.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Walker Art Gallery
Sight Location: Liverpool, England
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Walk I   City Orientation Walk  

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