Lady Lever Art Gallery

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

See also

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.

Putting on the Glitz

  • 16 October 2015 — 28 February 2016 *on now

Dazzling 1930s evening gowns take centre stage in the 'Putting on the Glitz' exhibition, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period.

Featuring 20 outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s fashion collection, the exhibition shows how, in contrast to the previous decade, women embraced more fitted styles with longer hemlines.

Highlights include an evening dress that belonged to the daughter of the Chief Officer on the Titanic and a pearl and diamanté encrusted silk wedding dress.

As well as dresses, a selection of shoes, stoles, handbags and hats feature in the exhibition, some of which belonged to renowned shopper Mrs Emily Tinne.

The exhibition also includes a set of striking 1930s fashion illustrations, which were designed for George Henry Lee & Co. by local illustrator Miss Winifred Aileen Brown.

The outfits on display are representative of a period of rising social aspirations. Much as we do today, people chose to demonstrate their affluence and taste through their choice of clothing.


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

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Lady Lever Art Gallery




General information

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