The Williamson Art Gallery

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Slatey Road
Birkenhead
CH43 4UE

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The Williamson Art Gallery is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of Oxton village.

Opened to the public in 1928, The Williamson Art Gallery was funded through Birkenhead Borough Council by the philanthropists John Williamson, a Director of the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, and his son Patrick Williamson. Find out more about its history.

The gallery displays include artworks, ceramics, sculptures and maritime history. It is home to the largest public collection of Della Robbia pottery in the UK and to some internationally important paintings (more about its collections).

Exhibitions at The Williamson are always free. It is centrally located and easily accessible by car and local transport, with free parking.

Opening hours

  • Wed-Thurs: 10.30am–5pm
  • Fri: 10:30am–9:00pm
  • Sat: 10.00am–4.30pm

Bus route Collect the 464, 471Q or 472Q from Whitechapel (Liverpool), alighting at the Shaw Street stop on Borough Road (outside Birkenhead Library). Walk in the same direction as the bus was travelling, turning right on Balls Road. Keep on up Balls Road, crossing Oxton Road to meet Slatey Road. The Williamson is on your right at this junction.

Map link: goo.gl/maps/JKttDdVVafugXRmr8

Closest train station Birkenhead Central

Walk from Lime Street Due to the River Mersey it is not possible to walk from Lime Street. For those who want to use the train, alight at Birkenhead Central. Walk up Borough Road (head towards the flyover) until Shaw Street and follow instructions for bus route above.

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Phone +44 (0) 151 66 3537

Upcoming Events

Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands: exhibition

Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands: exhibition

Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands is an exhibition of original prints by Northern Irish Wirral-based artist Martin McCoy, held at The Williamson.

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Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands: Private View 06Oct

Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands: Private View

Private view listing for Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands; an exhibition of original prints by Northern Irish Wirral-based artist Martin McCoy.

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The Forgotten: a guerilla exhibition by Pamela Sullivan

The Forgotten: a guerilla exhibition by Pamela Sullivan

In this series of miniatures, Pamela Sullivan explores the forgotten people of Ireland, recreating landscapes in Liverpool’s urban jungle.

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unheard from 21Oct

unheard from

Collaborating with Sweeney’s Unquiet Islands, composer Manon McCoy’s immersive sound installation features harp, vocals and live processing.

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The Forgotten: a workshop 26Oct

The Forgotten: a workshop

Irish cottage building workshop using paper, at The Williamson Art Gallery (Birkenhead), with Merseyside artist Pamela Sullivan. Linked to a guerilla exhibition called The Forgotten.

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