Williamson and Priory Friends

Williamson and Priory Friends: Charity Number 1166363




The FRIENDS play a supportive role in the life of the Williamson Art Gallery and Birkenhead Priory, run by the Wirral Museums Service. We are here to promote and enhance culture and heritage on Wirral by:-

  • Supporting the work and educational activities at Williamson and Priory, including the maintenance of this website and promotional activities. By joining the ‘Friends’, you can help ensure the continuing growth of both of these outstanding Wirral landmarks.
  • Carrying out a lively programme of Friends’ activities
  • Being a significant Membership organisation in the life of Wirral, making a measurable difference to its culture and well-being.
  • Being a constant reminder that arts and culture are a major asset, bringing many educational, social and economic benefits.

The aims of the charity are to:-

  • contribute towards acquisitions for the collection & other activities.
  • foster an interest in both sites.
  • allow for the provision of volunteer help when and where appropriate.

The benefits of joining the Friends:-

  • personal mailings regarding upcoming events and exhibitions.
  • invitations to private views and free initial refreshment at openings.
  • prior notice of talks, Summer Serenades and visits to other cultural venues.
  • Discounts at Tapleys (Bebington) on art materials, Frameworks (Bromborough) on framing, and Rennies (Liverpool)

Membership is £10 per year (running January to December). Please email friends@williamsonartgallery.org for a membership form or download from the link below.


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Many thanks to all Friends involved in our outdoor spaces, and congratulations on achieving this recognition.


Are you already a Friends member?  Click here to visit the Friends page (password required).

Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton, Birkenhead, Wirral