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This grand Victorian building of the Walker Art Gallery stands next to the World Museum Liverpool. Built in 1877 and extended in the 1930s, it features a superb collection of paintings, sculpture and fine arts from the 14th-20th Century. The gallery stages regular exhibitions, events, tours and family activities. The works on display include Rembrandt, Monet, Matisse and world famous collections by William Frederick Yeames and Rossetti. The spacious cafe offers light refreshments in relaxing surroundings. The gallery is a part of the National Museums in Liverpool.
Unique collections of fine works are on display within this elegant Victorian structure, designed by Alfred Waterhouse. Housed within the building of the same name, located within the University of Liverpool campus, Victoria Gallery & Museum opened its doors in 2008. Visitors can get a glimpse into the local history of Liverpool, perusing the various exhibits and artworks on display. Tours of this museum and gallery, along with a well-informed guide, are also available. After a tour, stop for some refreshment at The Waterhouse Café, savoring freshly baked goodies. Check website for more details.
Liverpool's Tate Gallery is part of the world-renowned family of stellar galleries such as the Tate Britain, Tate Modern in London and the lesser-known St Ives Tate. Situated at the Albert Dock, the gallery boasts of the city's largest contemporary art collection, with many temporary exhibitions aiming to challenge aspects of social or personal thought. The building itself is well planned and subtle enough to disappear behind the artwork on display, yet still provides a pleasant atmosphere in which to spend a contemplative afternoon. There is a well-stocked gift shop on the ground floor and the cafe provides excellent food.
Nestled amidst sprawling greens, the Sudley House is a unique property that exhibits it's former owner George Holt's private collection of fine art from the 18th and 19th centuries. The house provides a fascinating insight into the Victorian era and the art collection includes works by Gainsborough, Landseer, Corot and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Apart from the stellar artwork on display, visitors can also check out the Childhood Room featuring Victorian toys as well as exhibitions dedicated to the Holt family. Although standing in a quiet residential area, this grand house is in close proximity to the city center. The on-site cafe serves delicious home-made cakes.