Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Travel through time and around the world at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, one of the oldest municipal museums in the country. Opened in 1857, much of the quintessential character of the building has been preserved and its original glass cabinets are crammed with treasures from all around the world.  

The permanent galleries feature a wealth of material on the natural world including Warrington’s very own dinosaur. Also popular are the local and social history galleries featuring new displays on the industries that shaped the town and a fascinating ‘Time Tunnel’ complete with hands on history activities for younger visitors. Popular exhibits include the beautifully decorated Egyptian painted coffin on Priest Paikhmennu from the temple of Amun in Thebes.  

In addition to the permanent displays the museum provides an award-winning programme of events and temporary exhibitions. Recent shows have featured work by Banksy, Tracey Emin and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the museum runs free family-friendly craft activities in the school holidays. For more information about what’s on at the moment see the events page.

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery provides an exciting schools programme on many themes, including Egyptians, toys from the past, and special early years sessions, all FREE for Warrington schools. For more details contact the education team on 01925 442395.  

Guided tours are available – organised group visits by prior arrangement. Contact 01925 442399.

Exhibitions and events

The Cabinet of Curiosities

Permanent exhibition

January 25th 2014 saw the long awaited public opening of Warrington Museum’s Cabinet of Curiosities Gallery. The Museum began working on the Cabinet of Curiosities project back in 2007 when we...

Educational programs

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