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Lady Lever Art Gallery
Port Sunlight Village

CH62 5EQ
Telephone: 0151 207 0001
Fax: 0151 478 4140

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Overview of collections

The collections reflect the varied tastes and interest of William Hesketh Lever and include 18th-19th century fine art (particularly a fine collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings), ceramics including Wedgwood and Chinese wares, 18th century English furniture and sculpture. There are also Chinese porcelain, tapestries and embroideries, Greek and Roman antiquities and memorabilia relating to Napoleon.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Visitors can see the famous collections of fine and decorative art in purpose-built galleries, including the 18th and 19th century paintings, 18th century furniture and an outstanding collection of Wedgwood. The wide collecting interests of the first Viscount Leverhulme are reflected in 'The Making of a Gallery: William Hesketh Lever, Collector and Builder.'

Star Objects at this location

Fine art especially European Old Masters, Sculpture and the Pre-Raphaelites; Decorative art especially furniture and ceramics
Collection Descriptions
Ancient Egyptian and Sudanese Collection (Lady Lever Art Gallery)
The museum holds 48 ancient Egyptian objects which are part of the Archaeology collection. Classes of objects repres...
Archives Collection (Lady Lever Art Gallery)
The varied interests of Lord Leverhulme are represented by archive material such as architectural drawings.
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Lady Lever Art Gallery)
Most notable of the decorative art is the magnificent collection of Wedgwood, purchased from the 1st Lord Tweedmouth....
Ethnography Collection (Lady Lever Art Gallery)
Ethnographic items and African textiles were acquired by Lord Leverhulme.
Fine Art Collection (Lady Lever Art Gallery)
The gallery is famous for its British 18th and 19th century paintings, including a fine collection of Pre-Raphaelite ...

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