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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Warrington Library Museum Street | Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB, England
Phone Number: +44 1925 442399
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10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
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Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the...

Located above Warrington Central Library, Warrington Museum is one of the oldest municipal museums in the country. Much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all over the world. Work from acclaimed artists is also on display in the art gallery, and there is a lively program of events, activities and temporary exhibitions. Admission is free!

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We attend Warrington Museum regularly as our children love to go to the Sat afternoon craft class. Always welcoming staff with great creative craft ideas, engage with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ruth G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attend Warrington Museum regularly as our children love to go to the Sat afternoon craft class. Always welcoming staff with great creative craft ideas, engage with the children well and offer positive encouragement. We then explore the museum at leisure. A broad spectrum of topics on display, which often link to the children's education projects in school. A real... More 

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Thank Ruth G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the museum many times, they always have lots to see, the staff are informative and friendly - there's lots on for kids during term breaks and weekends and it's just huge. Allow yourself a few hours to wander about and take it all in.

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Thank Susieho
warrington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As museums go it's interesting alsorts to see and lots of history relating to the area also has a snack area were you can have a drink lots to see.

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Thank juijui57
LIVERPOOL UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we finally found this place we loved it. Lots to see, lots of child-friendly hands on stuff. Some galleries we closed when we visited, but still lots to see. Will have to call in again. Very good.

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Thank SGM67
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little museum with some really interesting artefacts hidden away. We were pleasantly surprised and spent longer here than we expected.

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Thank R_Mol90
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the size which is spread over 3 floors and disabled friendly, there are lots to see. I understand there are over 200, 000 artifacts mainly small and medium size both local and global. The art gallery has a reasonable number of paintings several from the 19th century Warrington artist Henry Woods. I particularly enjoyed seeing pictures and narrative about... More 

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Thank Barrie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lots of interesting things over several floors disabled friendly reasonably priced shoplots of local hstory as well as the usual things

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Grandchildren love it, loads to look at, and sometimes you get a sheet of paper where you have to hunt the different objects

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Thank Jackie B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have visited here a few times when my children were younger, its a great place to visit for a few hours, and next door to Warrington Library also. The kids used to enjoy it here when they were younger, but its a bit to small for them when they reach around ten or eleven years of age and doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Amazing place a must is The Cabinet of Curiosities, so much magic in one room, then there is the Grayson Perry pot, art exhibitions and other curios, and best of all it's free!

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