About the Gallery


Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead.

We opened to the public in 1928. The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum was funded through Birkenhead Borough Council by the philanthropists John Williamson and his son Patrick Williamson. Find out more about our history.

Our gallery displays include artworks, ceramics, sculptures, and maritime history. 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 to visit.

We are easily accessible by car and local transport, with free parking.

Educational and group visits
We welcome school, party and group visits. Primary and Secondary schools are welcome to visit us for self-led activities.

Advance booking is required and can be made by contacting us on 0151 666 3537.


The Williamson is licensed as a wedding venue; visit our Weddings page for more details.


The Williamson Cafe serves a range of hot and cold drinks, light meals and cakes.Composite image of three food photographs. Top left is a tune-filled jacket potato, top right are savoury pastries, and across the bottom is a bowl of thick stew


two images of galleries in the Wiliamson with the words COMING SOON written over the top

We are currently revising our room hire offer. Check back soon for more information about how to host your events here.

For weddings information, please visit our Weddings page.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum