Walker Art Gallery Tours
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Take time out from the bustling city streets with a visit to the Walker Art Gallery, home to a diverse collection of artwork that spans eight centuries. Peruse masterpieces by artists, such as Monet, Rembrandt, and David Hockney, and enjoy an experience in the Big Art for Little Artists gallery, a hands-on space designed for young children.
Noted for its neoclassical facade and entrance sculptures, the Walker Art Gallery is a popular stop on cycling tours that provide an overview of the city. For those who want a closer look at the rich interior, flexible hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tours allow the opportunity to explore at your own pace. Visitors can also opt to combine a visit with a cruise along the Mersey, or a journey to the Liverpool Cathedral’s bell tower.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Featuring one of the largest collections in England, the gallery is a must-visit for art aficionados.
- The gallery is popular with all age ranges, with a space specifically curated for those under 8. It also offers pram storage and a breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere.
- For those with limited time, take advantage of the combined tours to see the gallery, along with other top city attractions.
- The gallery is wheelchair accessible and an autism-friendly space. It offers accessible toilets and large-print guides/menus.
How to Get There
The Walker Art Gallery is situated centrally, just a few minutes’ walk north of Lime Street Station, and northeast of Queen Square bus station, on William Brown Street. Due to traffic congestion and expensive parking in the city center, visitors traveling by road often opt for a tour that includes a convenient hop-on hop-off service.
When to Get There
The gallery opens daily year-round, except Christmas and New Year bank holidays. Morning is the optimal time for a tranquil stroll through the collection, before the lunchtime crowds arrive. Weekends in the city center are often lively, while midweek brings a quieter vibe.
Discover the Cultural Quarter
Walker Art Gallery is situated on William Brown Street, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its uniquely high concentration of public, listed buildings. Gain further insight into the city’s culture with a visit to neighboring landmarks, including St. John’s Gardens, St. George’s Hall, and the Liverpool Empire Theatre.
Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL, England
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Walker Art Gallery
See Liverpool by land and water on this enjoyable combo tour. Take a River Explorer cruise along Liverpool’s UNESCO-listed waterfront, seeing the sights as the onboard commentary recounts their history. Plus, enjoy included entry to the U-boat Story, a museum dedicated to a War II German U-boat. Couple your cruise with a hop-on hop-off City Explorer open-top, double-decker bus tour. With your 24-hour pass, travel around must-sees such as St. George's Hall and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, listening to the live commentary and hopping off at stops of interest.
Mountain Bike Tours
Get to know Liverpool and see more sights in less time than you could on foot with this small-group bike tour. With a guide, pedal through the streets and enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the two Cathedrals, Albert Dock, and the Cavern Club, all while learning about Liverpool’s history. Ideal for day-trippers and weekend visitors who want to cover the sights in the shortest time possible, the tour includes a bike and helmet.
Private and Luxury
Delve into Liverpool’s vibrant culture on a Beatles and sightseeing walking tour, ideal for music lovers. Tick off top Liverpool attractions such as the decorated Mersey Ferries, the Museum of Liverpool, the 18th-century Liverpool Town Hall, and the brand new statue of Cilla Black outside of the Cavern Club, former stomping ground of The Beatles. Plus, visit spots associated with The Fab Four and watch a short Beatles documentary.
Using a local tour guide on a safe guided walking tour in the fresh Ari will let you explore the pedestrianised area in the docks and the heart of the city. You will learn and see far more than if you attempted to visit on your own and your local Liverpool Tour Guide will help you to plan the rest of your visit
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