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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    27
  • Very Good
    25
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    5
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Recent Reviews:

  • NorthernBritUk
    UK
    A hidden gem near the Pierhead
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th January 2019
    I stumbled across the gallery when looking at an installation in the atrium of the main building on Mann Island. I hadn't expected it to be so good in such a small space - it was packed with modest... Read full review
  • Howard-Liverpool
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Mind Provoking
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 31st January 2019
    Always a good exhibition. Sometimes you have to just stand there and wonder what message is being made but its always thought provoking. Always well displayed and lovely staff to assist. Only small... Read full review
  • Philfromcheshire
    Cheshire
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    "209 Women"
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th March 2019
    This lovely gallery is situated on Mann Island by the Albert Dock. It is free to enter and displays various exhibits of photography. When i visited it was the exhibition of 209 Women.It displays... Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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