Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1BP

Tel: +44 (0)151 236 6768

Outside black and white photo of the Open Eye Gallery.

Guide Prices

FREE ENTRANCE

About

Founded in 1977 Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool. One of the UK’s leading photography spaces, Open Eye Gallery is the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England.

Open Eye Gallery has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. It promotes the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs.

Open Eye Gallery is located in Mann Island at the heart of the regenerated Waterfront – next to the Museum of Liverpool and a stone’s throw from Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock.

As well as presenting a programme of international, high-quality exhibitions Open Eye Gallery houses a permanent Archive containing photographs dating from the 1930s to the present day. The gallery also commissions Wall Works - large- scale graphic art installations for the external facade of the gallery.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow the brown signs to the Waterfront. The nearest multi-storey car park is Q-Park at Liverpool ONE, 35 Strand Street, Liverpool, L1 8LT. There are six blue badge parking spaces about 40 metres from the entrance to the gallery. They are opposite the entrance to the Museum of Liverpool, beside the Great Western Railway building. The spaces need to be pre-booked by calling 0151 478 4545.

Public Transport Directions

We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station – Liverpool’s mainline railway station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute walk. Visit Merseytravel for details of local train services.

The nearest bus station is at Liverpool ONE, but some buses drop off at the Pier Head, right next door to the gallery. Merseytravel has details of local bus services.

The gallery is two minutes walk from the Pier Head Ferry Terminal, from which Mersey Ferries run regular services to the Wirral.

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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      31
    • Very Good
      28
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      4
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • TheShis
      Tel Aviv, Israel
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Don't waste your time.
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th August 2021
      This gallery is ridiculous. It features something like 4 exhibits, split between 2 rooms. Nothing to see here and a total waste of time. Read full review
    • sabinesN9810DH
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Small but lovely gallery
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd April 2022
      Small gallery which you should not skip. The photographs in the ongoing exebition were very powerful and even heartbreaking. Read full review
    • GerritMee
      Heemskerk, The Netherlands
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      interesting exhibitions
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 20th May 2022
      Every time i'm visiting Liverpool, i make time to visit the Open Eye Gallery.A place with a gallery and everytime different photo exhibitions. Friendly people at the desk. Read full review

    Opening Times

    2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday10:0017:00
    Wednesday10:0017:00
    Thursday10:0017:00
    Friday10:0017:00
    Saturday10:0017:00
    Sunday10:0017:00

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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