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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • davidharcourt
      Newtownards, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Surprising find
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th April 2018
      This was a bit of a surprise which wasn't prominent in any of the tourist information we viewed. There is a small photo gallery, three rooms, currently presenting Chinese photography. The first room... Read full review
    • Fedz2073
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Amazing
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 8th April 2018
      Great and very innovative gallery focusing with its present exhibition on China. 3 artists. One who rescued discarded films from a "silver mine". One photographer focusing on faces. And an... Read full review
    • Mark C
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Lovely Little Gallery
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th March 2018
      Went to the last day of the current exhibition (The Pier Head by Tom Wood) and really enjoyed it. Before going to the Open Eye I think its a good idea to be aware that its quite a small gallery (I... Read full review

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

    Opening Times

    2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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

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