Museums and Galleries Walk I, Liverpool

Museums and Galleries Walk I, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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A wonderful mix of classic and contemporary art styles can be enjoyed at some of the best artistic venues in Liverpool. The city's numerous galleries invite you in. Liverpool is home to numerous extraordinary museums, as well. As the European Capital of Culture in 2008, the city is ready to show you diverse aspects of its historical and maritime past and present. Take the following self-guided tour to discover the most popular museums and galleries in the city.

Museums and Galleries Walk I Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Walk I
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: irenes
Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

1) Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

FACT (The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) is a multimedia complex based on Wood Street. It claims to be the UK's leading organisation for the development, support and exhibition of film, video and new and emerging media. For audiences, FACT provides a point of entry into the arts of film and new media. For artists, it is a support system without parallel in the UK. For Liverpool, it forms a key aspect of its cultural and economic renaissance. FACT was a key organisation during...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
E. Chambré Hardman's Studio

2) E. Chambré Hardman's Studio

Edward Fitzmaurice Chambre Hardman was an Irish photographer, born in 1898, who set up a successful studio at 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool in 1941. Hardman’s first studio in the city was located on Bond Street. He relocated to Rodney Street as his reputation grew, and ran the studio with his wife Margaret until her death in 1970. Hardman continued to live at the address until he passed away in 1988, and his former home and studio is now a National Trust owned museum.

59 Rodney Street, an...   view more
The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

3) The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology is managed by the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. The university is a member of the Russell Group, an association of prestigious red brick British universities. It occupies a historic campus south east of Liverpool city centre. The School of Archaeology building stands on the southern edge of the campus on Abercromby Square. The museum, named after renowned local archaeologist John Garstang, is housed within the...   view more
Victoria Gallery

4) Victoria Gallery

The Victoria Gallery & Museum is housed in the Victoria Building, which stands at the top of Brownlow Hill in Liverpool’s city centre. A Gothic style building decorated with terracotta tiles and topped by a distinctive bell tower, the Victoria Building was designed by renowned Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse. Completed in 1892, it was created as a new headquarters for the fledgling University College of Liverpool, which had been established in a former asylum. The imposing, dark red...   view more
Walker Art Gallery

5) Walker Art Gallery (must see)

The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London. It is part of the National Museums Liverpool group, and is promoted as "the National Gallery of the North." Designed by local architects C.Sherlock and H.H. Vale, the Walker Art Gallery was opened on 6 September 1877 by the 15th Earl of Derby. It is named after its founding benefactor, Sir Andrew Barclay Walker. In 1986, the gallery achieved national status as part of the National Museums...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
World Museum Liverpool

6) World Museum Liverpool (must see)

The World Museum of Liverpool is located on William Brown Street, close to the city’s Empire Theatre and Lime Street railway station. Established in 1851 as the Derby Museum, its imposing neoclassical building houses a diverse collection covering archaeology, Egyptology and natural history. Having recently expanded and changed its name to reflect its increased size and global focus, the museum now houses a free planetarium, an aquarium and a collection of live creepy crawlies, in addition to...   view more


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