The structure was built for the University of Liverpool in 1892. There were classrooms, living rooms and a library. In 2008, the building was converted into a museum. On the ground floor there was a shop and a restaurant, the rest of the space was given for exposure. Victoria Building - a vivid representative of the picturesque "Victorian Gothic", the building was erected from red brick.
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The V and A museum is always a pleasure to visit and yesterday we were greeted by lovely 'smiling' Kate, (in reception)who gave us all the help and information we needed: The.. Read more » Cunard exhibition was great!!!
We also enjoyed a "feast" of sandwiches, tea and cake in the cafeteria.... second to none!!!
Superb , friendly and efficient service .
Thank you .
The Grade II listed building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, has been a central part of university life for over a century. As a celebration of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, the building was carefully renovated and tra.. Read more »nsformed into a public venue for all to enjoy.
Great exhibition titled "The Descendants," which features people of African descent - many of whom have roots in the city going back many generations. The oral testimonials on the big television screen were an added bonus. Listening to suc.. Read more »h individuals giving insight into their experiences and perceptions of racism demonstrates that racism continues in this city in covert (and overt) ways. Ray Costello is correct that the Windrush arrival does not mark the black presence on these shores as people of African descent have been in Britain since the Roman era.
Truly one of Liverpool's less well visited gems. Apart from the excellent gallery collections, the architecture is stunning. Don't miss it!
I like visiting museums and historical places so since I was visiting Liverpool I had to drop by to see the artwork. To begin with, the building looks stunning! I found this museum interesting and the artwork was incredible. A lovely cozy café.. Read more » past the entrance and very helpful knowledgeable staff. Overall a nice place to visit in Liverpool.
I took my son to a craft opening afternoon that they have on monthly and it was just amazing!! So much for the children to do, lots of crafts, games, activities and animals to hold. All the staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is amazing an.. Read more »d all home cooked ?. Highly recommended!!
Small museum, quite interesting. I really liked the engraving of silver on the dishes of the 19th-20th century, the incredible beauty of the work. There are various expositions, a meditation room - a bright room with visualization of the sky accomp.. Read more »anied by calm sounds of nature, paintings, a rather cozy cafe.
I'd echo the sentiments about the place being a hidden gem. There are some beautiful art pieces in here, both modern and old.
N.b. the cafe does excellent coffee, there is a quaint little shop, and the cafe/ restaurant seating area is magnifice.. Read more »nt.
Probably the most beautiful gallery in town! The art is great too.
It's such a cool building, and the cafe, staff and exhibits are fab!
5? Hidden little gem, beautiful architecture inside and out. Great cafe to relax and take in your surroundings. Loved the Burne-Jones charcoals and the Jamaican Exhibit. Beautiful porcelain and china exhibit too. Thank you to the welcoming and knowl.. Read more »edgeable staff, great couple of hours chill out.
Absolutely beautiful, full of lovely objects and the staff made us feel very welcome. There's a cafe and they show children's films on Saturday mornings. The victorian tiling around the building makes it feel very similar to the V & A i.. Read more »n London. ?
Nice little museum and gallery which I haven't been aware of whilst living at Liverpool. I enjoyed the various arts shown and had a nice drink at the café too.
Very great! Enjoyed the Make Jamaica exhibition! Will visit the gallery again to check out the rest of the artworks
Lovely setting, brilliant accoustic for music in the afternoon session
Jawdroppingly wonderful tiles. Which may or may not have been done by my grandfather! Hugh Williams of Yanwath Street, A Welsh man from Anglesey. Family history has him as a builder, and in the census he is a "journeyman tiler" but since .. Read more »he joined Oswald Moseleys blackshirts, his son my father, had nothing to do with him. So who knows! Still beautiful tiles though
Superb brick and tile Victorian building housing an intriguing collection of art and some architectural drawings and models .
Been here a few times people who work there good staff and students meaning university n food experience very nice art gallery very well shown
Terrible attitude, I booked ticket but came 30 min earlier, they did not let me in. There were no other visitors for 10.00
Good food and good service, even when very busy. Interesting art and museum.
Plenty to see! Highly recommend.
Worth visiting just to see the wonderful Victorian building with its beautiful glazed tiles and mosaic floors! The museum is quite small but has a variety of unusual exhibits. Came when the "Before Egypt" exhibition was on, the ancient pott.. Read more »ery and artefacts were fascinating and beautifully displayed with interesting and surprising info about this little known period of history. Loved learning about Victorian dentistry on the top floor and there's also natural history, archaeology, some fine porcelain and vases and even decorated clay pipes. The staff were friendly and eager to share their knowledge with me. The café was very busy but the waitress was so friendly and service was quick. Had a lovely hot jacket potato with root vegetables and feta cheese, both tasty and filling. Not expensive either! There's a lift (though I preferred to use the magnificent staircase), toilets on each floor and a nice gift shop. An enjoyable visit!
Beautiful museum and lovely friendly and helpful staff. Will be coming back again soon. Thank you.
Love this ! Great Exhibitions ! Based in University area !
Possibly the most beautiful gallery in the city, it houses some fantastic art. Regular events and exhibitions make this an essential part of any visit to the city if art is on your agenda.
Nice historical place, which has constructed in a very nice and attractive way.
This place really is a hidden gem in Liverpool, and I honestly encourage everyone to visit, if only for the beautiful Victorian architecture of the building itself, and the incredible glazed tiles that seem to cover just about every surface. The gall.. Read more »ery is always fascinating, and exhibits seem to change quite regularly, with some really more leftfield displays, such as amazing anatomical looking papier mache flowers. The museum on the top floor is superb, sitting below the vaunted timber roof, an incredible space. The staff are lovely and helpful to a fault, and there's even a nice little coffee shop, so one can sit and appreciate the architecture with a coffee and a cake.
Nice historical place, which has constructed in a very nice and attractive way. I was luck to have dinner with my colleagues in this historical building.
Hidden gem and the most friendly and informative chatty staff. Great cafeteria too. We both loved it especially the Waterloo teeth and the animals in formaldehyde from Victorian times.