New Look Williamson
The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum has been undergoing an exciting transformation and reopened on Friday 1st February 2013.
The new look Williamson will have a new Café, Shop and a Community Gallery. Opening the rest of the galleries will be phased between now and July 2013 and there will be more temporary exhibitions to see.
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 the borough.
The shop will feature the work of local craftspeople, including potters, textile artists, jewellers and photographers.
The new Community Gallery will feature local work and there will be exhibitions of the work of three local artists until early March. This will be followed by the annual Wirral Spring Open Exhibition.
New exhibition suite
Our new temporary galleries are now open.
Gallery 1 houses an exhibition of Sheila Turner paintings.
Gallery 2 is home to an exhibition of paintings by Peter Dover.
Gallery 3 features an exhibition of brpnze animal sculptures by Tony Evans.
New rooms in 2013 – Maritime history collection
Opening later in the year will be rooms featuring other parts of the permanent collection, including ship models from the area, focusing on Cammell Laird shipbuilders and their contribution to marine history, the Mersey Ferries and the variety of vessels that used the River Mersey when it was at its busiest.