Liverpool Art Itinerary

Part of our new series of cultural itineraries in Liverpool, based on staying two nights.

Special Promotional Offer:

Book 2 nights mid-week (Sun-Thurs) using promo code LIVCULTURE and benefit from a special discounted rate of £129 in a Superior room, or £159 in a Deluxe room.
(Offer is subject to availability and certain date restrictions apply).

Itinerary includes:

- Tate Liverpool
- Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ on Crosby Beach
- The Lady Lever Art Gallery
- Bluecoat
- Walker Art Gallery
- Victoria Gallery & Museum

DAY 1

Check-in at The Nadler Liverpool from 1pm
(2 hours extra early, free as part of booking direct).

Afternoon

Admire the sculptures along the waterfront at the Albert Docks (a 10-minute walk from the hotel), including the impressive bronze Billy Fury and Legacy sculptures, as well as the contemporary ‘Superlambanana’, on your way to Tate Liverpool.

Tate Liverpool


Tate Liverpool is the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the north of England, and one of the country’s most visited galleries outside of London. Its changing programme of special exhibitions brings in art from around the globe and has featured works by Picasso, Warhol, Klimt and Monet in recent years.

Current exhibitions include ‘Life in Motion: Egon Schiele / Francesca Woodman’, ‘Liverpool Biennial: Beautiful world, where are you?’, and ‘Op Art in Focus’ – a dazzling display from pioneering artists of the 1960s today.

Anthony Gormley Another Place


Late Afternoon

If you’re feeling adventurous, when not take a short 30-minute cab ride (or hop on a 40-minute Mersey rail train) to see ‘Another Place’ by Anthony Gormley on Crosby Beach. The striking installation consists of 100 cast iron figures, modelled on the famous British artist’s own naked body, standing in various positions along the sandy beach, looking out to sea.

The Lady Lever Art Gallery


DAY 2

Morning

Take a cab for a 30-minute ride, or hop on a 10-minute train from Liverpool Central station (just a 5 minute walk from our hotel) to Bebington and visit The Lady Lever Art Gallery. Founded and built by industrialist and philanthropist, William Lever, and opened in 1922 in the model village of Port Sunlight in Wirral, it’s regarded as one of Europe’s finest galleries. There you’ll see an outstanding display of eighteenth and nineteenth century paintings, tapestries, embroideries, and the finest collection of Wedgewood jasperware anywhere in the world. It also often houses temporary exhibitions and free events, and there are activity rooms for children to get hands-on with crafts, dressing up and story telling. Once you’ve explored its many exhibits and browsed the gift shop, you can relax and enjoy coffee and cake in its on-site café.

Liverpool Bluecoat


Afternoon

Once back in Liverpool, and perhaps after a lunch at one of the great cafes or restaurants along Bold Street, pop in to Bluecoat – Liverpool’s centre for contemporary arts. Located in one of the city’s oldest buildings, Bluecoat is Liverpool’s creative hub and hosts an exciting daily programme of exhibitions, events, workshops and classes on everything from screen-printing and linocutting to creative writing. Check online in advance to see what’s happening during your stay.

Liverpool Walker Art Gallery


Afterwards, head up to the impressive Walker Art Gallery, home to one of the country’s largest art collections outside the capital, including works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborough and Hogarth to name just a few. Not to mention an outstanding display of contemporary art, including pieces by David Hockney, Lucien Freud and Bridget Riley.

Victoria Gallery and Museum


Finally, if you still have the energy, get one last art-fix at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. Housed in the iconic red-brick grade II listed Victorian gothic building, an architectural work of art in itself. Owned and run by the University of Liverpool, the gallery houses an amazing collection of more than 6,500 items spanning fine art, silver, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, fossils, scientific equipment and zoological specimens, collected by and donated to the University over the course of its great history. 

Special Promotional Offer:

Book 2 nights mid-week (Sun-Thurs) using promo code LIVCULTURE and benefit from a special discounted rate of £129 in a Superior room, or £159 in a Deluxe room.
(Offer is subject to availability and certain date restrictions apply).


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