What’s On

Battle of the Somme

Wednesday 20 Jul 2016 - Friday 31 Mar 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Library

Display

The Battle of the Somme display case commemorates the centenary of the event, with a focus of those soldiers from Warrington who fought in the battle.

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.

Literally Murals

Saturday 12 Nov 2016 - Saturday 25 Mar 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

What happens when you cross a housebound resident with a street artist? Find out in this exhibition, in which housebound residents are given the opportunity to tell their stories in a unique and exciting way.

Lars Fredriksson - Another Way, 2012

Boundlessness

Saturday 18 Feb 2017 - Saturday 22 Apr 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

Lars Fredriksson is an abstract painter from Malmö, Sweden, whose work has been exhibited in South Sweden and Berlin. Fredriksson has spent the last 6 months living in Warrington and this exhibition is a fascinating visual document of his time here.

What Matters?

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 - Saturday 6 May 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Community Art

What Matters? brings together work from two very different age groups and shows how creativity can aid health and wellbeing for people whatever their age.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Interpret

Saturday 8 Apr 2017 - Saturday 17 Jun 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

This exhibition is a showcase of young contemporary artists that are completing a range of Art & Design courses at Warrington Collegiate. Responding to the theme of Warrington, the students’ work reflects their perspective on the town’s changing identity.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 8 Apr 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Easter Crafts

Tuesday 11 Apr 2017, 10:00am - 2:45pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Keep the kids entertained this Easter with our holiday craft sessions

Easter Crafts

Thursday 13 Apr 2017, 10:00am - 2:45pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Keep the kids entertained this Easter with our holiday craft sessions

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Easter Crafts

Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 10:00am - 2:45pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Keep the kids entertained this Easter with our holiday craft sessions

Easter Crafts

Thursday 20 Apr 2017, 10:00am - 2:45pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Keep the kids entertained this Easter with our holiday craft sessions

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 22 Apr 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Paint it Black: Film Noir exhibition

Saturday 29 Apr 2017 - Thursday 1 Jun 2017, All Day

Free / £3

Exhibition

Touring film noir inspired photographic exhibition complimented by film noir screenings in a selection of Livewire libraries.

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.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 29 Apr 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Louise Giovanelli

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 Giovannelli is an emerging artist whose haunting yet beautiful work is an examination of the sensorial possibilities of paint.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 6 May 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 13 May 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

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.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 20 May 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

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.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 27 May 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 3 Jun 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

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.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 1 Jul 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

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.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 8 Jul 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 15 Jul 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 22 Jul 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

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.

Crafternoons at the Museum

Saturday 29 Jul 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm! There’s something different to try at the Museum every Saturday afternoon!

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.