Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery
Lower Road
Port Sunlight Village
CH62 5EQ

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National Museums Liverpool

Lady Lever Art Gallery




General information

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Lady Lever Art Gallery
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The jewel in the crown of the garden village of Port Sunlight, housing the magnificent personal collection of the first Lord Leverhulme.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm daily
Closed: 25,26 December, 1 January

Admission charges

Free for all

The gallery includes Pre-Raphaelites, paintings by Turner and Constable, 18th century furniture alongside ceramics, Wedgwood, sculpture, tapestries, Chinese art, Greek and Roman antiquities, Masonic and Napoleonic memorabilia.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Joshua Reynolds; Thomas Gainsborough; George Romney; George Stubbs; Turner; Millais; Holman Hunt; Leighton; Rossetti; Burne-Jones; Alma-Tadema; Waterhouse; Sargent; Chippendale; Vosper's Salem
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
poster for Style from the Small Screen at Lady Lever Art Gallery

Style from the Small Screen

  • 10 October 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

This exhibition showcases ten exquisite dresses created for the 'Downton Abbey' television series. Glamorous gowns worn by characters including the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Lady Mary and Lady Grantham are among those on display.

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, the exhibition compares costumes from the screen with historic garments of the 1912-1923 period. A number of pieces from National Museums Liverpool’s collection also feature, including two never-before displayed costumes and one outfit that previously belonged to the Liverpool lady, Mrs Tinne.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Picturing Venice

  • 1 May — 27 September 2015

'Picturing Venice' will feature works by artists including Turner, Sickert and Brangwyn, drawn from National Museums Liverpool’s outstanding collections.

It will explore the stylistic developments of European art between the mid 17th century and 20th century through images of this remarkable city.

Every year over 15 million tourists visit Venice to enjoy its architecture and learn its history. This exhibition will look at the origins of this tourism and what has become a cultural pilgrimage for many.