Liverpool – Art


Tate Liverpool serves as both an art gallery and a museum. It was developed to showcase work from the Tate Collection and now includes British art from the year 1500 to present day, as well as international modern art. Temporary exhibitions are often held at the gallery, and until 2003, Tate Liverpool was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the United Kingdom outside of London.

Victoria Galleria & Museum

This gallery is run by the University of Liverpool and located in Merseyside. The redbrick building dates back to 1892, designed by the Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse. The museum and gallery are open to the public Tuesday to Saturday each week and offer free admission. The ground floor includes the Waterhouse Café and shop, with the first floor containing an array of paintings, sculptures and ceramics.

Walker Art Gallery

Housing the largest collection of art in England outside of London, this gallery is part of the National Museums Liverpool Group. Collections include The Walker’s Collection of Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1300 to 1550, European art from 1550 – 1900 and 20th century works by artists including Lucian Freud and David Hockney. A major sculpture collection is also on-site, including Gothic ivories to British ceramics up to the present day.