Attraction in Warrington
One of the oldest municipal museums in the country, Warrington Museum
& Art Gallery recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. Much of the
quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original
glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all around the world. Located
above the Central Libary, the purpose of the Museum and Art Gallery is to
inspire, challenge, stimulate and entertain its visitors and to encourage
learning in all its forms.
The Museum and Art Gallery offers both leisure and life-long learning opportunities for all indiviuals.
Galleries feature a wealth of material on the natural world including child-friendly hands-on activities and the town's very own dinosaur! Also popular are the local and social history galleries featuring new displays on the industries that shaped the town and a fascinating 'Time Tunnel' complete with hands on history activities for younger visitors.
Warrington's excellent art collections, including work by internationally famous artists, are displayed throughout the building.
Warrington Museum's most popular exhibits however have to be the beautifully decorated Egyptian painted coffin and Egyptian mummy.
The exhibition galleries provide an exciting range of temporary exhibitions. Past shows have featured work by Tracy Emin, Damian Hurst and Sam Taylor-Wood. The temporary exhibtions regularly feature local groups and work with local artists with the programme changing every 4 months.
Months Open: All year, Mon-Fri, 1000-1630, Sat, 1000-1600, last entry 1530. Closed Sun & Bank Holidays.
Admission Price: Free
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