Merseyside Maritime Museum
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The Merseyside Maritime Museum is at the heart of the Albert Dock, which played a key role in the heyday of the port of Liverpool.
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The Maritime Museum in Liverpool is home to numerous fascinating exhibitions about the many thousands of emigrants who left Britain via the Mersey for North America between 1830 and 1930. The museum also boasts an impressive collection of artifacts related to seafaring in Liverpool, stretching back…
Explore Liverpool's seafaring past since the opening the first commercial marine dock in the world here in Liverpool in 1715. Exhibitions illustrate the role of Liverpool as the gateway to the new world, as well as immersing stories such as the involvement of the city in the tragic story of the…
Also located on the Albert Dock, here you can discover Liverpool's fascinating maritime history through the ages, including the story of the "Titanic".The building also houses the Slave Museum.
Submerge yourself in Liverpool's historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
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“An acclaimed branch of the Tate Gallery has been established in the Albert Dock. As chance would have it, the London Tate Gallery - established at the end of the 19th century with a legacy from the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate - found space in the warehouses where raw sugar was stored before being refined. The ground floor of the "Tate of the North" has exhibition halls and galleries dedicated to contemporary art as well as works on loan from the London gallery. Art lovers should also check out The Victoria Gallery and Museum. In a spectacular red-brick building at the University of Liverpool, the museum includes large collections of sculptures and ceramics, along with an impressive array of paintings by the likes of Lucian Freud and J. M. W. Turner. The facility also boasts a program of educational lectures and workshops, as well as a café and shop.”
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“The Walker Art Gallery boasts a rich collection of works by Italian, Flemish, and French masters from the 14th century to the present, including masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, and Rodin. Its display of English painting and sculpture, particularly of the 18th to 20th centuries, is unrivaled outside London and features works by Gainsborough, Hogarth, and Moore. Of particular note is the poignant farewell scene at Liverpool's Pier Head, as depicted by John J. Lee, entitled Sweethearts and Wives. The John and Peter Moore Exhibition, an important display of contemporary British art, is held every alternate year. Associated with the Walker Art Gallery, Sudley House is an early 19th-century mansion on Mossley Hill and is home to a gallery containing artists such as Gainsborough and Turner.”
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