Visitors Last Year
When the gallery first opened
Oils, watercolours, drawings & prints
One of Wirral’s hidden gems, the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of the picturesque village of Oxton. It is centrally located and easily accessible by car and local transport, with free parking.
Funded through Birkenhead Borough Council by the philanthropists John Williamson, a Director of the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, and his son Patrick Williamson, we opened to the public in 1928.
A truly splendid building, this elegant venue now provides space to display masterpieces, ceramics, and sculptures. Housing the largest public collection of Della Robbia pottery in the UK and home to some internationally important paintings, the gallery is a perfect venue for your event.
Exhibitions at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum are always free.
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.