Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EL

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4199

Sculptures within the Walker Art Gallery.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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

Other

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

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • 293neilk
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Stunning building.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th April 2021
      Liverpool is justifiably famous for its great architecture, a wonderful starting point to explore the great structures of our city is William Brown Street and here you will find The Walker Art... Read full review
    • EmWalkWalk04
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      AmaInf building
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd May 2021
      Brill building, not too many paintings, so was perfect amount to take in and enjoy. In my opinion the best art gallery in the U.K. Read full review
    • BeardyDave1897
      North West England, United Kingdom
      Fantastic Art Gallery
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 4th June 2021
      This is a fantastic art gallery which , on the day I visited also had an exhibition of paintings submitted for the John Moores Painting Prize. Yes , parts were closed off because of renovation... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2021 - 1 December 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    TuesdayClosed*
    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
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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