Warrington Museum & Art Gallery


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Museum Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1JB
England

  • Admin/Enquiries: 01925 442399
  • Exhibition Office: 01925 442396
  • Collections Office: 01925 443536/442390

One of the oldest local museums in the country, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. Much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all around the world. Located above the central library, the purpose of the Museum & Art Gallery is to inspire, challenge, stimulate and entertain its visitors and to encourage learning in all its forms. Part of Culture Warrington - a charitable cultural trust which also operates Pyramid arts centre and the Parr Hall theatre - Warrington Museum & Art Gallery offers both leisure and life-long learning opportunities for all individuals. Galleries feature a wealth of material on the natural world including child-friendly hands-on activities and the town's very own dinosaur. Also popular are the local and social history galleries featuring new displays on the industries that shaped the town and a fascinating 'Time Tunnel' complete with hands on history activities for younger visitors. Warrington's excellent art collections, including work by internationally famous artists, are displayed throughout the building. Warrington Museum's most popular exhibits however have to be the beautifully decorated Egyptian sarcophagus and Egyptian mummy. The art gallery exhibitions provide an exciting range of temporary exhibitions. Past shows have featured work by Tracy Emin, Damien Hurst and Sam Taylor-Wood. The temporary exhibitions regularly feature local groups and work with local artists with the programme changing every 4 months. Further temporary exhibitions are available at Pyramid arts centre just a 2 minute walk down the road.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 10.00 - 16.30 Sat 10.00 - 16.00 Closed: Sun Public Holidays Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year's Day

Charges:

Free.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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