Art Collections of Liverpool
23 Mar — 26 Mar 2022 | Tour Director:
• Discover rich art collections in and around UNESCO-listed Liverpool, from the holdings of the Walker Art Gallery to Antony Gormley’s coastal sculptures
• Explore the outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and decorative arts at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
• Visit Knowsley Hall, historic seat of the Earls of Derby
Freelance art historian and museum professional who worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Tour assembles 1345 at Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre Hotel for three nights. Afternoon: Metropolitan Cathedral (Lutyens Crypt) and Liverpool Cathedral (Sir Giles Gilbert Scott). Evening lecture: The First Modern British Artists? The Radical & Scandalous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Morning: Knowsley Hall (seat of the Earls of Derby), Ullet Road Unitarian Church (William Morris stained glass). Afternoon: Albert Dock and Tate Liverpool. Evening lecture: The Naked Truth about Victorians – the Nude in 19th Century Art.
Morning: Crosby Beach (Sir Antony Gormley’s Another Place) followed by Port Sunlight Village and Lady Lever Art Gallery. Afternoon: Speke Hall (Tudor manor house with Arts & Crafts aesthetics). Evening lecture.
Morning: Walker Art Gallery. Tour disperses 1230.
23 Mar — 26 Mar 2022
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This is not a demanding tour, but participants must be comfortable with a moderate amount of walking, as well as periods of standing in galleries and navigating steps.
Cost of £1045 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £150.