Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1BP

Tel: +44 (0)151 236 6768

Open Eye Gallery

Guide Prices

FREE ENTRANCE

About

Open Eye Gallery is now open following the lockdown period.

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.

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      30
    • Very Good
      27
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      4
    • Terrible
      1

    Recent Reviews:

    • MARK C
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Brilliant Photos
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th September 2019
      A fantastic photographic gallery in Albert Dock. We were on our way to the Tate and then saw this place. Although only a small building several varied exhibitions of really high quality. Definitely... Read full review
    • bart b
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Open Eye Gallery
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 21st October 2019
      Really enjoy these smaller galleries This is a particularly good one. Can reccomend. Open Eye rely on donations as it is free entry. So if you do go think about a small donation, as I wouldn't like... Read full review
    • Gardengel-IoW
      Crawley, United Kingdom
      Not a must do
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 9th November 2019
      Even a seasoned photographer would find it difficult to get excited about the display on at the moment with one whole section filled with a lot of crumpled up paper supposed to represent skin, just a... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2020 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    TuesdayClosed
    WednesdayClosed
    Thursday11:0016:00
    Friday11:0016:00
    Saturday11:0016:00
    Sunday11:0016:00

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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