Visitors Last Year
When the gallery first opened
Oils, watercolours, drawings & prints
Please note that Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is currently closed in line with Covid-19 regulations. Full statement here.
One of Wirral’s hidden gems, Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of the picturesque village of Oxton,
We opened to the public in 1928. The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum was funded through Birkenhead Borough Council by the philanthropists John Williamson, a Director of the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, and his son Patrick Williamson. Find out more about our history.
The truly splendid building provides space to display masterpieces, ceramics, and sculptures. It is also home to the largest public collection of Della Robbia pottery in the UK and to some internationally important paintings. Find out more about our collections.
Exhibitions at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum are always free.
It is centrally located and easily accessible by car and local transport, with free parking.
Educational and group visits
We welcome educational, party and group visits. Our Learning Officer Kathy Heywood can offer tailor made workshops to tie in with the curriculum for primary and secondary schools. The Wirral Museums Service can offer experienced creative teachers to suit your requirements.
Advance booking is required and can be made by contacting us on 0151 666 3537.
The Williamson is licensed as a wedding venue; click the link to the Weddings page for more details.