The Atkinson

The Atkinson
Lord Street
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 1DB

Tel: +44(0) 1704 533333

The Atkinson

About

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, located in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming cultural centre with a strong contemporary feel.
 
The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. The Information Centre is the first stop in spending the day at The Atkinson. Followed by a visit to the shop that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. 
 
The interactive museum Between Land & Sea – 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast displays a remarkable collection telling the story of local history from pre-historic times to modern day. Our permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt takes you back thousands of years to the time of the Pharaohs, exhibiting an Egyptology collection previously hidden away for over 40 years.
 
The exhibition spaces features gems from The Atkinson’s permanent collections and touring exhibitions. Artists featured since we have opened in 2013 include Matisse, L.S. Lowry, Walter Sickert, JMW Turner, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin to name a few!
 
The theatre and studio offer the very best in live entertainment with comedians, bands, lunchtime classical music concerts and more. We host two music Festivals including Love Folk in February and the Blues Fest in October.  
 

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Bus Route
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    403
  • Very Good
    176
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • Rosie B
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Pink Floyd tribute band Eclipse
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    We went to the Atkinson to watch Eclipse. They were really good. They had 2 backing singer and one of them was exelent singing all three parts to Great Gig in the Sky. The gig was better than we... Read full review
  • gillsmum 5
    Trip type:
    Family
    A Welcome Return Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    This is a great museum. They have new displays and exhibitions all the time so it never becomes stale and boring. The Egyptian Display is very well labelled, with interesting video displays as well... Read full review
  • Keith P
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Very worth while visiting
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th September 2018
    We were in Southport for a few days and the Atkinson came up as a good thing to do on TripAdvisor. And deservedly so. Very well laid out with lots to see. The exhibitions keep on changing so nothing... Read full review

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 January 2017 - 20 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0016:00
SundayClosed
Opening Times (1 January 2018 - 20 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0016:00
SundayClosed

* We are also open when there are shows on, please see our website for details www.theatkinson.co.uk

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