Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EL

Tel: 0151 478 4199

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.

Facilities

Other

  • 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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Recent Reviews:

  • K6601ZNjohnh
    Trip type:
    Couples
    A quick stop but could have been a lot longer
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th July 2018
    Not usually being a visitor to art galleries we wanted to lose about 90 minutes while we awaited our visit to see the Terracota warriors at the museum near the art gallery. We were plesently... Read full review
  • spy777
    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Interesting art gallery.
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th July 2018
    Interesting art gallery. Plenty of different types of art. I prefer landscapes etc. Many areas to visit. Read full review
  • PollyTaunton
    Taunton
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Good displays
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th July 2018
    We had an hour to spare before the Terracotta warriors exhibition and we couldn’t have chosen a better spot to spend it. Great art work and lots of different artists. Read full review

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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Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 1 December 2018)
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

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