The historic city of Chester was founded by the Romans in AD79, and still shows many signs of its long and fascinating history. Built on the banks of the River Dee, the city now attracts visitors from around the globe.
There’s plenty to do, whether it be to walk the City Walls (the walls are a Grade I listed building, and are the most complete city walls in Great Britain), visit the magnificent Cathedral, or watch the boats down by the River Dee.
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD Tel: 01244 402008
Opening Hours – 10.30 – 17.00 Mon to Sat, 13.00 – 16.00 Sun
Admission Free – Donations Welcome
Exhibitions, displays and events – Educational activities and family fun days – Talks for local groups – Object identification and advice – Shop. A fantastic place to visit with small children.
Refreshment area – Toilets with baby changing units – Lecture theatre
Disabled access is available throughout the ground floor only
LADY LEVER ART GALLERY
Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Cheshire CH62 5EQ
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is a national treasure in the heart of Port Sunlight. Housing one of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative arts in the UK, including British 18th and 19th century painting and furniture, Wedgwood and Chinese porcelain displays.
Admission Free – to the gallery and all exhibitions and events.
NATIONAL CONSERVATION CENTRE
Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6HZ
Conservators based in this unique venue look after National Museums Liverpool’s diverse collections. Find out how everything from Egyptian mummies to motorbikes are preserved and restored in the interactive Reveal gallery, with its working laboratory.
Their role as a museum service is not simply about putting objects on display and telling people what they are, although that is a major part. It also concerns looking after those pieces, ensuring they are treated with care and respect and are kept in the best condition possible.
Open 10.00-17.00 daily.
INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM
Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ
The International Slavery Museum explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, addressing the many legacies of the slave trade and telling stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people. These are stories which have been largely untold.
Admission to the International Slavery Museum and all the National Museums Liverpool venues is free.
Information desk: 0151 478 4499
Open daily 10.00-17.00
WALKER ART GALLERY
William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
The Walker Art Gallery holds one of the finest collections of fine and decorative art in Europe. Discover over six centuries of art at the national gallery of the north.
Open daily 10.00 – 17.00 Entry free.
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock,Liverpool Waterfront,L3 4BB 0151 702 7400 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. The collection embraces all media, from painting, drawing, sculpture and prints to photography, video and film, installation and performance.
Tate seeks to represent significant developments in art, in all areas within its remit, with artworks of outstanding quality and importance. British art is represented by artists chosen for their contribution to its history and development, rather than their nationality alone.
While it has traditionally focused on art from Western Europe and North America, Tate has recently expanded its holdings of modern and contemporary artworks from Latin America, South-East Asia and Eastern Europe. Admission to Tate Liverpool is free, except for special exhibitions. Opening times 10.00–17.50, every day, last admission to special exhibitions is at 17.00.