The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum (WAG) is situated on the outskirts of the Oxton area of Birkenhead. It was founded in 1928 by the philanthropic owner of the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, John Williamson, and his son. The museum regularly receives more than 35000 visitors every year.
The museum and gallery offers visitors the chance to see internationally famous masterpieces alongside amazing community projects. At present, the gallery houses over 6000 oil painting, watercolours, drawings and prints. The majority of the works that are on show in the permanent gallery are by British artists, with many of these artists (or their works) being strongly connected to Merseyside, the Wirral or North Wales. It is also possible to see the largest public collection of Della Robia Pottery anywhere in the world. Other ceramics on show at the gallery include the Knowles Boney collection of Liverpool porcelain, a large collection Oriental ceramics, and a selection of Cretan antiquities.
WAG hosts hundreds of temporary exhibitions, masterclasses, interactive workshops and discussion groups every year. Most of these events have a community focus and help to encourage children and their families to be more creative. Visit the WAG website to see what events are coming up.
For more information visit – http://williamsonartgallery.org/