Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery is located on William Brown Street in Liverpool, the only street in Britain to consist of nothing other than museums, galleries and libraries.
The gallery houses a superb collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years.
The gallery is home to works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough is one of the finest art galleries in Europe. Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1300–1550, European art from 1550–1900, including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas and a large collection of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works are on display, including Dante’s Dream by Rossetti, hanging alongside other artists such as Millais, Turner, Monet and Holman Hunt.
Some of the most popular paintings are the famous Hans Holbein portrait of King Henry VIII, Self-portrait as a young man ’ by Rembrandt van Rijn and 'Linlithgow Palace', Joseph Mallord William Turner.
The collection of twentieth century modern and contemporary art includes works by Lucien Freud, Bridget Riley and Henry Moore. The Gallery also exhibits the current and past winners of the John Moores Painting Prize, the oldest painting competition in Britain.
The Decorative Arts gallery contains over 500 pieces of ceramics, glass, pottery, fashion and furniture from the ancient world to the twentieth century. There is also 'Big Art for Little Artists', a specially designed gallery created for children under 8 years old.
Café with free Wifi and a gift shop stocking prints, jewellery, cards, books and other souvenirs.
From the South:- Follow the M6 north to junction 21A, turning left onto the M62 in the direction of Liverpool. At the end of the M62 (the Rocket) follow signs for the city centre until you pick up signs for the Walker Art Gallery.
From the North:- Take the M6 to junction 26 and then follow signs for the M58 motorway to Liverpool. Continue to the end of the motorway, then follow signs for the A59 to Liverpool. Follow A59 City Centre until you pick up signs for the Walker Art Gallery.