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The Atkinson opened its doors in May 2013 and is now home to a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibitions spaces, library and museum.

With an entertainment programme that welcomes the best artists, companies and musicians from across the UK - it delivers a year round programme of music, theatre, comedy, film, children’s theatre and more.

With its beautiful art exhibitions, Egyptian Gallery and Museum - The Atkinson is a great day out for everyone!

Families get creative in The Art Box and the Library offers lots of drop in activities, advance and information as well as the 50,000 collections of books to choose from.

Take part in one of the free family trails designed to help visitors of all ages have fun whilst exploring The Atkinson. All of the trails can be downloaded from the website or can be picked up when you get there.

Have a browse in the Gift Shop which sells all sorts including jewellery handmade in Merseyside that you will not find on the high street or have a coffee and cake in the A Great Little Place café on the ground floor.


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Vary for events and activities but most exhibitions are free.
Museum & Discover Ancient Egypt are free to enter.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Museum & Galleries
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

A Great Little Place Cafe Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Library Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm

Open on Sundays from 11am-4pm during Sefton school holidays


Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

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Make, Do and Bop at The Atkinson, Southport

Head to the Atkinson for themed arts and crafts, silent disco, bubble machine, props and inflatables

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Destination: Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

01704 533333 for general enquiries


Baby change Disabled toilets Changing toilet Breastfeeding friendly Dementia friendly Disabled parking Gift shop


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