What’s On

Roots Between the Tides: JAM remixes Warrington Museum

Friday 30 Sep 2016 - Saturday 30 Dec 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Installation

Using a combination of techniques from photography, sculpture and archival research, JAM will ‘remix’ elements from Warrington, creating a hanging network of several hundred images from the Fish Gallery mezzanine. Navigate a web of interconnected stories with the binoculars provided.

Springwatch display

Springwatch

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 - Saturday 1 Jul 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

Featuring spring themed objects from the collection, this small display also features excerpts from the notebooks of Linnaeus Greening, one of Warrington’s most famous naturalists, as well as photographs and memoirs of the local Natural History Society.

Warrington Noir

Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - Saturday 1 Jul 2017, 12:00am

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

In conjunction with the exciting ‘Hollywood comes to the Libraries’ photographic and cinema project being held across the borough, this small display explores the twin themes of cinema and crime in Warrington during the Film Noir period of the 1940s and 1950s.

Louise Giovanelli: A throw to the side

Saturday 6 May 2017 - Saturday 15 Jul 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

Featured as ‘one to watch’ by Saatchi Art, Louise Giovanelli is an emerging artist whose haunting yet beautiful work is an examination of the sensorial possibilities of paint.

Predators

Saturday 20 May 2017 - Saturday 16 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition

The world’s fiercest animals have been spotted on the prowl in Warrington!

Explore Dr Herringbone’s Predatorium in a new exhibition at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, featuring specially-selected artefacts, taxidermy and artwork from the museum’s collection.

This family-friendly display will give visitors a chance to discover interesting and unusual facts about nature’s top hunters in a new and refreshing way. From the guts and gore of the hunt to the grossness of animal dung, Predators promises to fascinate old and young alike.

Borough Charter Display

Thursday 25 May 2017 - Saturday 2 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

In 1847 Queen Victoria granted Warrington a Charter, formally making it a borough, and in that year our modern town was born. To celebrate the 170th anniversary of this important event there will be a rare opportunity to see the original document.

Royal Photographic Society Biennial Members' Exhibition

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 - Saturday 5 Aug 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

From digital to analogue, including alternative processes, phone photography and scientific work, this exhibition showcases the broad spectrum of photographic practice focussing exclusively on the creative community of members that are central to The RPS. The exhibition also includes work from several of The Society’s Honorary Fellows, some of the most respected names in photography today.

Beer, Breweries and the Band of Hope

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 - Saturday 2 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

This display commemorates the 150th anniversary of one of the longest established breweries, Burtonwood Brewery, as well as focussing on the local Temperance movement which grew in response to the number of breweries in the town and concerns over drunkenness and rowdy behaviour that may develop from excessive drinking.

Louise Giovanelli: A Throw to the Side - Private View

Thursday 13 Jul 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

Join us at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery for a special private view of the exhibition, from 6-8pm on Thursday 13 July 2017. A limited number of free tickets are available via Pyramid & Parr Hall box office.

Bex Ilsley

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 - Saturday 2 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

WCAF16 Open winner Bex Ilsley presents a new body of work which explores the performance of the self, particularly in the digital realm. Ilsley combines a variety of fabricated and appropriated objects, props and locations to construct surreal, sci-fi portraits and video works; primarily disseminated via social media and her website.

Sleeping Beauty by E. F. Brewtnall (1846-1902) © Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Art Treasures 2017-2018

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 - Saturday 21 Apr 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

This is the first of three special exhibitions celebrating special events in the history of Warrington Museum and especially the opening of main Art Gallery in October 1877. From its creation in 1848 Warrington Museum has amassed significant collections including works by prominent local Victorian artists who acquired a national reputation as regular exhibitors at the Royal Academy.

Masonic Tercentenary Display

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 - Saturday 6 Jan 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

Freemasonry is the oldest secular organisation in Warrington, with the distinction of having the very first recorded meeting of English Freemasons in October 1646. This display will explore how Freemasons influenced the development of Warrington, from the Old Academy, to Warrington Museum, from the Victoria Bridge to the Parr Hall.

WCAF17 Open Exhibition

Friday 29 Sep 2017 - Saturday 28 Oct 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

The seventh Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary artists, whether professional, amateur or student.