Warrington Museum & Art Gallery


Wednesday to Friday - 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday - 10am – 4pm
Sunday - 11am - 3pm

About this Museum

You can travel through time and around the world at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, one of the oldest museums in the country. Established in 1847, much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with all sorts of treasures.
The museum displays an eclectic and fascinating mix of fine art, ethnology, Egyptology, natural history and archaeology, as well as material relating to the industrial and social history of Warrington. There’s an exciting temporary exhibitions programme covering a diverse range of subjects both in the museum and down the road at The Pyramid Arts Centre.
• Come and see Warrington’s very own “dinosaur”, also known as the ‘hand beast’
• Explore the Cabinet of Curiosity gallery and see the Feejee Mermaid and the beautifully painted virginal dating from 1683
• Marvel at the Egyptian coffin of Paikhmennu from the Temple of Thebes.
• Enjoy masterpieces and favourites in the Large Art Gallery including work by local and internationally-famous artists such as Jan van Os.



Museum Street



Free entry



01925 442399

Visit info

Length of visit

Up to 2 hours


Children’s trails and quizzes available in most galleries. Activities such as Roman armour to try on, brass rubbing, jigsaws and colouring sheets.
Family activity workshops are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout school summer holidays.
Saturday Crafternoon sessions for children 1-3pm
Guided tours are available on request.


Seating area available for consumption of own food, with drinks/snacks vending machines.
Small selection of products available to buy.


Yes, unless stated


Lift access to the museum galleries.
Toilets including disabled toilets and baby change facilities.

Getting there
By car:

Follow the brown signs to the Cultural Quarter from Warrington town centre.
Parking on Museum Street is available for disabled badge holders. For public car parking and a printable map please see the museum website.

By train:

Nearest stations are Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay.

By bus:

Services come into Warrington Bus Station, which is a 7-minute walk away

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