Take a step back through time and enjoy wonders from across the world with a visit to one of the oldest museums in the country: Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.
Opened in 1857, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is steeped in Victorian charm, with much of the quintessential character of the building still being preserved to this day.
Its original glass cabinets are packed with amazing treasures from around the world, including Warrington’s very own dinosaur, and a beautiful Egyptian painted coffin.
Other popular highlights include our local and social history galleries, which regularly feature new displays on industries and events that have shaped the town’s history.
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is also home to a fantastic collection of fine and
contemporary art, and also provides an award-winning programme of events and temporary exhibitions, with previous shows featuring work by Banksy, Tracey Emin and Sam Taylor- Wood.
This family-friendly museum also runs free craft activities every Saturday afternoon and in school holidays, and also has a special display wall for budding artists to showcase their work.
With more than 200,000 items to feast your eyes on, and fun activities to keep the kids entertained all afternoon, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is a treasure trove of remarkable finds for all the family to enjoy.
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is run by Culture Warrington, a charitable trust that also manages Pyramid and Parr Hall, as well as cultural events across the town, including Warrington Festival and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.
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