Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EL

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4199

Walker Art Gallery

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

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About

The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years. Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough, the Walker is also one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

Here you’ll also find Tudor portraits and a large collection of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works including Dante’s Dream by Rossetti, hanging alongside other artists such as Millais, Turner, Monet and Holman Hunt.

Don’t miss the Walker’s collection of 20th century modern and contemporary art that includes pieces by Lucien Freud, Bridget Riley and Henry Moore. The Gallery also exhibits the current and past winners of the John Moores Painting Prize, the oldest painting competition in the UK. Look out for work by David Hockney, Peter Doig, Martin Green and 2012 winner, Sarah Pickstone.

The Decorative Arts gallery contains over 500 pieces of ceramics, glass, pottery, fashion and furniture from the ancient world to the 20th century.

For families with younger children, there is Big Art for Little Artists, a specially designed gallery created for children under 8 years old. Add to this to a welcoming café with free Wifi and a gift shop stocking prints, jewellery, cards, books and other souvenirs, you have the perfect art lover’s day out.

The Walker Art Gallery is a three minute walk from Lime Street Station.

See the website for details of special temporary exhibitions and events.
Free entry.

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Facilities

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Gift Shop
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Walker is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street station. Leave the station via the exit closest to the ticket office turning left along Lime Street, past the Empire Theatre. Head towards the fountain via the pedestrian crossing. The Walker Art Gallery is the second building along, directly behind the fountain. The nearest local line train station is Liverpool Lime Street lower level, however this is only served by Wirral Line trains. The Walker is within walking distance of the bus stations at Queen Square and the Paradise Street Interchange. From Queen Square: keep the Queen Square Centre and The Royal Court Theatre on your right and walk towards St George's Hall and the adjoining gardens. Cross at the pedestrian lights, turn left and walk through the gardens, keeping the back of St George's Hall to your right. As you leave the gardens you will see a fountain across to your right. The fountain is directly in front of the gallery. From Paradise Street: leave the bus station by the eastern exit (the end furthest from the river and the Albert Dock) and before you reach the traffic lights go left through a pedestrianised shopping area (by John Lewis). Pass several shops, cross the junction with Lord/Church Street and progress along Whitechapel. Take the pavement on the right side of the road, passing a taxi rank, bus station and several pubs. Cross the road towards St Johns Gardens, and keeping the gardens on your right follow the path round to the right. Go past World Museum Liverpool and the gallery is at the top of the road on the left.

Public Transport Directions

The Walker is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool's mainline train station. Simply leave the concourse via the exit closest to the ticket office (this route is also suitable for those requiring level access) . You come out on Lord Nelson Street, facing the side of the Empire Theatre. Turn left out onto Lime Street (St George's Hall is opposite). Go right along Lime Street, past the Empire Theatre. Cross Lime Street at the pedestrian crossing near the theatre (going towards the fountain), and walk onto William Brown Street. The Walker is the second building along, directly behind the fountain. The nearest local line train station is Liverpool Lime Street lower level, however this is only served by Wirral Line trains. The Walker is within walking distance of the bus stations at Queen Square and the Paradise Street Interchange. From Queen Square: keep the Queen Square Centre and The Royal Court Theatre on your right and walk towards St George's Hall and the adjoining gardens. Cross at the pedestrian lights, turn left and walk through the gardens, keeping the back of St George's Hall to your right. As you leave the gardens you will see a fountain across to your right. The fountain is directly in front of the gallery. From Paradise Street: leave the bus station by the eastern exit (the end furthest from the river and the Albert Dock) and before you reach the traffic lights go left through a pedestrianised shopping area (by John Lewis). Pass several shops, cross the junction with Lord/Church Street and progress along Whitechapel. Take the pavement on the right side of the road, passing a taxi rank, bus station and several pubs. Cross the road towards St Johns Gardens, and keeping the gardens on your right follow the path round to the right. Go past World Museum Liverpool and the gallery is at the top of the road on the left.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    570
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    87
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Recent Reviews:

  • annfromcaprice
    London, United Kingdom
    Lovely building and collection
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    This a good overall collection which is well exhibited and easy to view. The building is beautiful and the staff are helpful and friendly Read full review
  • johnLmerseyside
    Merseyside, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Wow
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st August 2019
    Visiting the Walker art gallery ( again ! ) to see the amazing Charles Rennnie Macintosh exhibition and another fantastic coup for the city, a great collection of some of his works under one roof... Read full review
  • daffystjob
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Free and fabulous
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th August 2019
    I am not a art expert but I can appreciate a painting here and there and the odd sculpture. We didn't get to see all there is to see as we had already visited another museum and it was near closing... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 1 December 2019)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018

Gradings

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