The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Southport, PR8 1DB – Visit Now
The Atkinson is Southport’s very own multi-arts institution. Opened in 1878, the institution was built as a result of a £6,000 donation by cotton manufacturer William Atkinson: it started out as an art gallery and library. Since then, the 19th Century buildings have undergone extensive refurbishment to turn the venue into a home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature, history and film. There’s a shop, selling gifts and contemporary crafts, along with a Bakery, a cafe serving sandwiches, sharing platters and cakes.
The Atkinson incorporates a museum showcasing the history of Southport and Sefton.