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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Maritime Collection
The maritime collections focus on the River Mersey, Birkenhead's dockland history and in particular on the shipbuilding industry, including Cammell Lairds shipyard. There are a large number of maritime models of ferries, tug boats, cargo and passenger vessels and associated items such as engines and half-block builder's models, together with paintings, prints and photographs related to locally-built vessels and other items such as navigational and construction equipment.
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Location Details

Williamson Art Gallery And Museum
Slatey Road Birkenhead L43 4UE
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0151 652 4177
0151 670 0253 
Building Information
The Art Gallery and Museum was founded in 1913 and was originally located within the town's old library until the opening of the purpose-built Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in 1928. The museum today is part of a wider service that operates a range of venues including Birkenhead Priory & St Mary's Tower (see separate record).
Collections Overview
The collections include fine art (British Victorian watercolours and oils), decorative art (Della Robbia pottery, Liverpool porcelain and Seacombe pottery) and local history and maritime/ship building industries including the Cammell Laird shipyard and ferries.
Display Overview
Permanent displays of Victorian oil paintings, English watercolours, Liverpool Porcelain, Della Robbia Pottery and local history. Part of the Merseyside Embroidery Trail. All year round programme of temporary exhibitions.
Star Objects
The Della Robbia pottery, for which the town of Birkenhead is famous.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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