Lady Lever Art Gallery

Port Sunlight Village
Port Sunlight
Merseyside
CH62 5EQ

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4136

Lady Lever Art Gallery outside with a view of the fountain

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About

The Lady Lever Art Gallery is regarded as one of the finest art galleries in Europe. It's located in model village, Port Sunlight in Wirral, a place rich in architectural charm. 

The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925) and is dedicated to his wife Elizabeth, Lady Lever. Lever wanted to share his collections with the public and the works on display at the gallery have been personally selected. 

Inside the gallery, visitors will find the best of Lever's personal art collection and the finest collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world. The Pre-Raphaelite painting collection is internationally renowned and features works by Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and Holman Hunt. 

Lady Lever often houses temporary exhibitions.  Currently on display is German Revolution: Expressionist Prints. This exhibition showcases powerful prints by some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Including work by Munch, Schiele and Kokoschka, the exhibition explores how the social, political, sexual and moral struggles taking place during the turbulent period of the German Revolution (1918-1919) moved artists to produce such dramatic imagery. The exhibition features important prints that demonstrate how artists outside Germany contributed to the evolution of Expressionism, including Pablo Picasso’s 'The Frugal Meal'

The exhibition is drawn from the collection of The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

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  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Free Admission
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Liverpool: Go through the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel (£1.40 toll for cars, £4.20 for coaches). Once you leave the tunnel follow signs for Port Sunlight, driving along A41(New Chester Road) - the gallery is sign posted all the way from the tunnel and situated opposite Port Sunlight Museum. 

From elsewhere: Leave the M53 at junction 4, follow the B5137 and take the second left onto the B5136 towards Port Sunlight. Follow the brown and white road signs for Port Sunlight Village. Once you are in the village follow the signs for Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Public Transport Directions

By Train: The nearest station is Bebington although Port Sunlight is also within walking distance. They are both on the Chester and Ellesmere Port Merseyrail lines. Leave the station and come out onto Old Chester Road (use the ramp if you require level access). Turn left, cross at the traffic lights, then turn left again down Bebington Road, passing under the railway bridge. Turn next right down Greendale Road. Continue along the pavement on the same side as the cottages for approximately 400 yards until you see the Leverhulme memorial and the Lady Lever Art Gallery on your left. Take the pathway on your left leading into Windy Bank and towards the memorial and the gallery. The entrance to the gallery is to the right side of the building opposite the fountain. 

By bus:  Take number 464 to Bebington Road bus stop (starts at Sir Thomas Street in Liverpool city centre) or number 38 to Bebington rail station bus stop (runs between Clatterbridge Hospital and West Kirby station). Once you get off the bus refer to the above directions from Bebington railway station.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • davidrY3459WS
      Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
      Collection of pictures & artifacts not to be missed
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
      I think someone has hidden the TARDIS in here, as it's building really does not do justice to the excellence & size of the collection of pictures & artifacts behind the door, offering free entry... Read full review
    • nabbthis
      Hawkshaw, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Gallery in the garden village
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th July 2021
      The gallery is situated in this wonderful garden village created by a soap philanthropist. Viscount Leverhulme had a massive collection of furniture, paintings, chinoiserie, Wedgewood, napoleon... Read full review
    • Jomanda2009
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
      A Treasure of a Gallery
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd July 2021
      One of the best small art galleries you're ever likely to visit. You have to accept the limitations that the space gives - there are a lot of paintings, and it can be very hard to get perspective on... Read full review

    Opening Times

    * Open Wednesday to Sunday
    10am - 5pm

    Awards

    • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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