The Joy of Museums

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Walker Art Gallery


The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London. It is part of the National Museums Liverpool group and is promoted as “the National Gallery of the North”.

The Walker’s collection includes European art from 1300 – 1900, 18th and 19th-century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works, 20th-century works and a major sculpture collection. The collection of decorative arts covers a wide range, from Gothic ivories to British ceramics up to the present day.

The Masterpieces of the Walker Art Gallery include:

Further information about the Walker Art Gallery is available via the following links:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                  Walker Art Gallery
  • City:                      Liverpool
  • Established:        1877
  • Location:             William Brown Street, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom


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Photo Credit: By calflier001 (WALKER ART GALLERY LIVERPOOL SEP 2012) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons