Williamson Art Gallery and Museum


Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is situated in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England and houses the town's collection of art.

Opened on 1 December 1928, the single storey building is Neo Georgian in style. Financial support for its establishment was provided by John Williamson, a Director of the Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. and his son Patrick Williamson. [citeweb|url=http://www.wirral-mbc.gov.uk/art/Residence/Williamson.asp|title=The Williamson Art Gallery|work=Wirral Learning Grid Retrieved 21 October 2007 ]

Its collection includes Victorian oil paintings including works by Philip Steer, English watercolours, Liverpool Porcelain, and Della Robbia Pottery. It also has a large collection of ship models, focusing on Cammell Laird shipbuilders, the Mersey Ferries, and the vessels that used the River Mersey.

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* [http://www.wirral.gov.uk/LGCL/100009/200070/1017/content_0000523.html Metropolitan Borough of Wirral: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum]


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