Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums in the country. Opened in 1857, much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved, including its original glass display cabinets which contain objects from its 200,000-strong collection; covering natural sciences, antiquities, social history, numismatics, ethnology, fine and decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive.

In addition to the permanent displays, the museum also provides an award-winning programme of events and temporary exhibitions. Recent shows have featured work by Banksy, Tracey Emin and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the museum runs free family-friendly craft activities in the school holidays.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 4:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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ExhibitionsWigan
Seeing Things at The Edge

‘Seeing Things’ at The Edge in Wigan, gathers the work of nine local artists in an effort to bring art and related activities closer to the community.

free entry
Roger McGough
LiteratureManchester
Roger McGough at Waterside

One of the famous Liverpool Poets of the Sixties, Roger McGough – ‘the patron saint of poetry’ according to former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy – takes to the stage.

from £20.00
MusicManchester
New Order at Wythenshawe Park

New Order play an all-day outdoor concert at Wythenshawe Park alongside Manchester’s own Johnny Marr and adopted Manc Róisin Murphy.

from £61.60
LIVEwire
LiteratureManchester
LIVEwire at The Edge

Following sold-out shows in 2019 and 2021, LIVEwire is back at The Edge this March, and again in June, with an electric line-up.

from £13.00
Until
ExhibitionsMediaCityUK
Jo Lathwood: Making Up at The Lowry

‘Jo Lathwood: Making Up’ at the Lowry puts the ethos of sustainability through reuse and redistribution into practice with a brand new site-specific installation.

free entry

Where to go near Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington
Gallery
Pyramid Arts Centre

Culture Warrington hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year representing local, regional and national artists’ work.

Bridgewater Canal

Running from Runcorn to Leigh, the Bridgewater Canal is 65km long. Constructed over 250 years ago by the Duke of Bridgewater, it is considered to be the first true canal in England. Constructed during the Industrial Revolution, the success of the Bridgewater Canal helped to inspire a period of intense canal building in Britain, known as Canal Mania.

St. Helens
Dream
at St Helens

Dream is a 20 metre high sculpture located on the former site of Sutton Manor Colliery in St Helens, designed by world-renowned and award-winning artist, Jaume Plensa.

Arley Hall and Gardens
Cheshire
Tourist Attraction
Arley Hall and Gardens

Set in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Arley Hall & Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest.

Alexandra Park, St. Helens

The 1960’s, grade II listed Alexandra Park is the former home of Pilkingtons Glass Head Quarters in St. Helens. 

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Restaurant
Swan with Two Nicks

Divided into three parts – each with its own roaring fire. At the front is the pub proper, with a short bar and a few tables and chairs at which you can sup Dunham Massey Brewing Company ales or a pint of Timothy Taylor.

Dunham Massey
Altrincham
Park
Dunham Massey

Whatever the weather, Dunham Massey in Altrincham takes our number one spot for a fun outdoorsy day out.

The Sandstone Trail
Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail is a 55-kilometre long-distance walkers’ path, following sandstone ridges running north–south from Frodsham in central Cheshire to Whitchurch just over the Shropshire border.

Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

Fresh concert seasons, forward-thinking festivals and a revolving door of amazing gigs. Things are looking bright as spring comes into view.

Exhibitions in Manchester and the North

February is a month of love so art lovers in the North - rejoice! There is lots to choose from: two photography festivals, gorgeous crafts and shows celebrating local talent.