Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is closed temporarily

UPDATE September 2020 : The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum and Birkenhead Priory remain closed to visitors.

Following a spike in Covid-19 cases in Wirral, plans to reopen additional council services have been paused until further notice. This will help us focus our resources to respond to the rise in infection rates, and support the urgent Public Health response.

Where appropriate, behind the scenes preparations for some services to reopen will continue.

Council staff and partners are meeting daily to review the situation and further information will be provided when we know more. Until then, residents can follow the latest Coronavirus updates at wirralview.com

In the meantime, join in with our work in the following places:

For Birkenhead Priory:

  • Explore the history of the Priory on the Priory Website
  • Follow ‘Image A Day’ and ‘Tales From The Priory’ on Facebook
  • Explore the site and listen to stories from its history on the Priory’s YouTube channel.



Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton, Birkenhead, Wirral