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Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1BP

Tel: 0151 236 6768

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.

Facilities

Other

  • 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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Stephen P
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Tom Wood exhibition is well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th January 2018
      I called in to the gallery after seeing the exhibition on local TV. It features photos from the 80s onwards associated with the Pier Head, the ferries and the other ferry ports. My late grandmother... Read full review
    • Jake-from-Liverpool
      Merseyside, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Pier Head Photographic Exhibition .... Well Worth Seeing
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th January 2018
      The Open Eye is a Fab little Gallery at Mann Island (Pier Head). At the moment till March you can see Tom Wood's evocative 70s retrospective of photographs taken in and around the Pier Head, the... Read full review
    • bigbob333
      Da North of England
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Could do better
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 21st August 2017
      The exhibition I saw recently was comprised of three huge distorted images on one wall and several very small images on another. It was poorly exhibited, with no sense of coherence and a lot of... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

    * Tuesday – Sunday, 10:30am-5:30pm
    Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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