Ramped up Education offer at the Williamson and at The Birkenhead Priory

Please come to the free family drop in sessions at the Williamson Art Gallery with Pamela, artist in residence, 11am until 3.30pm, supported by Art Council England. They are free and no need to book but donations welcomed. Dress to get messy.

On March 12th, the session will be inspired by the year long exhibition “A room with a view” followed by a workshop for Easter on March the 26th. On April 16th and 30th, they will be looking to gardens for inspiration and the delights of Spring as the outside space at the heart of the gallery gets developed to create a garden at the Williamson, participants will be painting mini gardens in the art room.

The Friends have a new under-five sessions on Thursday mornings with artist, Nicola McGovern at 11.30am until the 31st of March through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Friends of the Williamson in our specially designed area for little ones in our cafe. 

Book a place for your child or children by calling 0151 652 4177. The group lasts for an hour and please, stay in the café for lunch - great place for a meal with little ones with high chairs and child friendly food options at a good price.

The new Arts Award has been launched young people aged 5 -25 through schools and colleges. All the information is on the website www.williamsonartgallery.org under Learning. There are also details for schools and college planning visits to the gallery and museum.

At the other Wirral Museums site, The Birkenhead Priory, despite being the oldest building in MERSEYSIDE, there have been lots of changes there with new interpretation boards, dress up clothes and new lighting in the under-croft which used to be rather spooky. There is lots of information on visiting the priory with friends, family or with schools at www.thebirkenheadpriory.org proving it is “a small place with a big history”.