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Explore the Museum Enjoy stunning works of art by local and internationally famous artists in the Large Art Gallery

There’s something for everyone at the Museum, from dinosaurs and mummies to fine art. Explore our beautifully refurbished galleries, and learn about ancient civilizations from Egypt to Peru. There are also displays on the natural world and Warrington’s history, as well as changing art exhibitions featuring work Have a coffee and enjoy the changing from leading artists. And don’t miss the brand new Cabinet of Curiosities gallery! displays in the WREN Gallery

In Part 1 of the Warrington Story, look out for the rare actor’s mask, the only one of its kind in Britain!

Gallery 4 hosts the Museum’s temporary exhibitions

There’s even more fine art to enjoy on the Mezzanine


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Delve into the world of natural history in the Botany Gallery



Discover local and tropical fish in the newly restored Fish & Reptiles Gallery

Explore the brand new Cabinet of Curiosities gallery - now open!


Explore prehistoric Warrington in the Geology Gallery, see the fossilised footprints of the ‘Warrington dinosaur’ and hear the roar of Ticinosuchus!

Take a trip down memory lane in the recently refurbished Time Tunnel


See the 3,000 year old painted coffin of priest Paikhmennu in the beautifully restored World Stories Gallery








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In Part 2 of the Warrington Story, learn about the changing industries of Warrington, from metal working to glassmaking



Until 3 May 2014, Large Art Gallery From fake mermaids to willow patterned plates, Warrington Museum’s Ethnology collection has inspired the contemporary visual arts collective Markmakers to create a fascinatingly diverse range of new artworks.

The Curious Invention of Lewis Carroll Until 31 May 2014, Gallery 4 Local artist Frances Broomfield presents an exhibition of paintings inspired by the characters in Lewis Carroll’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

Our Past. Our Present. Our Future. 1 March - 21 June 2014, Mezzanine Gallery Within Warrington, there is a real desire to ensure that we never forget the events of our past, including the tragic events that took place when an IRA bomb exploded in Bridge Street on 20th March 1993. However, it is also important that we look to the future. This exhibition of stunning images has been produced by children from 20 schools that took part in workshops led by the artists Andy and Sharon Shaw and represents Warrington’s commitment to peace and reconciliation.

Memories 1 March - 21 June 2014, Mezzanine Gallery An exhibition of art produced by three of Warrington’s secondary schools, exploring the theme of memories.

Priestley Art Exhibition 10 May - 12 July 2014, Large Art Gallery See the latest artistic talent from Warrington in this new show. Students from Priestley College have been inspired by paintings in the Museum’s collection to produce new works, which are displayed alongside the originals.

14 June - 16 September 2014, Gallery 4 Renowned printmakers’ studio Hot Bed Press celebrates its 20th birthday with a new exhibition featuring the work of 20 different artists. To coincide with the exhibition, the Museum will host the five-week School of Print where you can experience printmaking for yourself. Under the guidance of Hot Bed Press tutors you can learn all about a whole range of printmaking techniques including monoprint, drypoint and gum arabic transfer. For more information about the School of Print including dates, prices and booking details please see overleaf.

The Great War: Personal Responses 28 June - 20 September 2014, Mezzanine Gallery Seen through the filter of collective recollection, documentary accounts and family histories, this exhibition represents the personal responses of leading Cheshire artists to World War One.

Look Closer II 26 July - 20 September 2014, Large Art Gallery What’s the point of art? This exhibition aims to help you understand what art is, why it’s important and how it works. Rather than focusing on the movements, history and terminology of art, the show explores subject matter and composition, as well as the artist’s possible motives for creating the piece.

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It’ll be over by Christmas… 20 September 2014 - 24 January 2015, Gallery 4 An exhibition exploring the history of World War One, including objects from the Museum’s collection, a timeline of the events and local people’s memories of the conflict.

Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival 2014 3 October - 1 November 2013 The Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival returns for 2014, with a whole range of exhibitions and events taking place in the Cultural Quarter and in the town centre. More info at

More exhibitions and events at Pyramid & Parr Hall!

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All information correct at the time of going to press


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Hot Bed Press School of Print

Wednesdays 30 July - 27 August 10.00am – 12.30pm The Hot Bed Press runs the largest open access print workshop in the region, providing specialist printmaking equipment and expertise in printmaking and book arts. To celebrate their 20th birthday they are bringing some of their acclaimed courses to Warrington for the Summer School of Print.

Family Activities 2014 Easter

Tue 8 Apr White rabbit tricks Thu 10 Apr Flamingo croquet game Tue 15 Apr Eggs-otic Easter birds Thu 17 Apr Easter Island heads

May half term

Tue 27 May Bouncing bugs Thu 29 May Bug books


Thu 24 Jul Osiris jigsaw Tue 29 Jul Minotaur mask Thu 31 Jul Dalek invasion Tue 5 Aug Collage Thu 7 Aug Dream catchers Tue 12 Aug Dragon puppet Thu 14 Aug Frame it Tue 19 Aug Dragon and phoenix kites Thu 21 Aug Colour kaleidoscopes Tue 26 Aug Scarab charms Thu 28 Aug Painting activity

October half term

All activities are drop-in and run from 10am-3pm (last admission at 2:45pm). Suitable for ages 3-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Every Saturday from 1-3pm (last admission 2:45pm). Try your hand at our free craft activities for kids - there’s something different to try every Saturday afternoon! Suitable for ages 3-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Museum Saturday Club

Join the Museum Saturday Club for specially themed activities for 7-11 year olds who like to express their own creative ideas - every Saturday morning during term-time. Call 01925 442399 or check our website for more information.







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Cost: £30.00 per session / £110 for the full 5 weeks. Limited places available - to book your place please call the Hot Bed Press on 0161 743 3111

Tue 28 Oct Dancing skeleton Thu 30 Oct Day of the Dead bunting



Monoprint with tutor Jenni Nuttall Drypoint with tutor Martin Kochany Japanese Lino with tutor Martin Kochany The Folded Book with tutor Elizabeth Willow Gum Arabic Transfer with tutor Jenni Nuttall


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Photo credits: Front cover image Š Becky Farmer; Hot Bed Press images Š Peter Griffiths

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2014 at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery  

Visit the award-winning Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Exhibitions, workshops and family activities.