Community

Alongside our exhibitions and events programme, the Williamson is proud to partner with organisations, websites and venues that each make their own valuable contribution to Wirral’s cultural life.

Birkenhead Priory

The oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory encapsulates so much of the town’s history within a small, enclosed site. Founded in 1150, the monks of this Benedictine monastery looked after travellers for nearly 400 years and supervised the first regulated ‘Ferry ‘cross the Mersey’.

Visit The Birkenhead Priory website

HMS Conway

The Friends of HMS Conway is dedicated to preserving the memory of the HMS Conway “school ship”, those Conways who gave their lives in the two world wars and to the nine captain superintendents and a ‘headmaster superintendent’ who gave so many so much. The ship was our wooden mother, they were our stern father.


Visit the Conway Centre website

Western Front Association

The Western Front Association meet at the gallery on the 1st Thursday of each month.

Visit their Facebook page

Visit their Website

Wirral U3A

The U3A meet at the Williamson on alternate Mondays in the morning.
A friendly group of people who are no longer in full time employment and wish to carry on learning and being active. At the U3A meetings over a cup of tea or coffee they listen to a variety of interesting and informative speakers. Their activities do not end there as they have lots of interest groups and two walking groups.

For more information visit our website at http://www.u3asites.org.uk/wirral  or ring 0151 345 1611. Diane Adams (chairman) dianemadams@outlook.com

Embroiderers Guild

The Wirral Embroiderers Guild meet at the gallery on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Oxton Artists

The Oxton Art Fair is a wonderful showcase of art, craft and design from local artists within four of galleries of the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead. Café available and fully accessible.

Visit the Oxton Artists website

Wirral Society of Arts

The Wirral Society of Arts (WSA) hold an annual open event at the Williamson Museum and Art Gallery on Slatey Road, Birkenhead.

Each artist can submit up to six pieces of work.

Visit the WSA website

Wirral History and Heritage Association

Our aim is to bring together individuals and organisations interested in every aspect of Wirral’s heritage and local history in order to promote and encourage an awareness and enjoyment of the peninsula’s unique past.

Visit the Wirral History and Heritage Association website

Vintage Radio

Vintage Radio are a community broadcast station manned solely by volunteers. Programmes for the over 50’s and the mature listener. Broadcasting on the internet only.

Visit The Vintage Radio website

Visit Wirral

Wirral Peninsula is perfect for a short break or holiday with its many attractions, events and festivals. Explore coast and countryside offering 50 miles of beautiful rural walks, plus cycle routes and beaches. Wirral is the ideal place for a golfing breaks with 14 golf courses to choose from. The peninsula also offers quality food and drink; treat yourself to a fine dining experience, or choose from a range of gastro pubs, bars and tea rooms. For a weekend escape, accommodation includes some award-winning hotels, bed and breakfasts and self catering

Art UK archive

Art UK is the online archive of paintings held by Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.


Visit the Art UK Archive of the Williamson Art Gallery