New Look Williamson
The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum has undergone an exciting transformation and now features a café, shop and a community gallery.
Café and shop
The café is being run by Best Bites, an employment project for people with disabilities, which has already enjoyed great success elsewhere in Wirral.
To make your visit to the gallery extra special, treat yourself to afternoon tea in the café.
The shop features the work of local craftspeople, including potters, textile artists, jewellers and photographers.
Henry Moore at The Williamson
The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is busy preparing for one of its most exciting exhibitions this year – selected drawings and sculptures from the great Henry Moore.
Born in Yorkshire in 1898, Henry Moore was the contemporary equivalent of the great Neo Classical sculptors such as Canova and Thorwaldsen. His monumental bronze public sculptures are famous around the world.
Abstractions of organic shapes were Moore's primary motif and he was quoted in 1964 as saying: "In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture."
Henry Moore died in 1986, aged 88. The largest collection of his work that is open to the public can be seen within the house and grounds of the 40-acre estate, that was Moore's home for forty years, in Perry Green, Hertfordshire and which is owned now by the Henry Moore Foundation.
However, other notable pieces by Moore can be seen in locations as diverse as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, outside the House of Lords in London, Jerusalem and Hong Kong.
The Henry Moore exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum will run from 8th February to 13th April 2014. Full details of the exhibition will be released shortly.
New rooms - The Maritime history collection
The Maritime History collection features exhibits from our permanent collection, including ship models from Cammell Laird shipbuilders, the Mersey Ferries and the variety of vessels that used the River Mersey in the past.