The Victoria Gallery and Museum, situated within the University of Liverpool, has been voted the top ‘hidden gem’ worldwide. 

The voters were tourists taking part in a study by Bókun, a booking management software owned by Tripadvisor. 

The gallery, housed in a striking 1890s neo-gothic building designed by Liverpool architect Alfred Waterhouse, displays a mixture of themed displays of art, archival materials, and artefacts. 

Nicola Euston, Head of Museums and Galleries at the University of Liverpool, said: “We’re delighted that the Victoria Gallery and Museum has been recognised in this latest survey. 

Liverpool is well-known for its extensive art and culture centres, and the museums rotating displays are one of its top attractions. 

Euston said: “Throughout the year, we present an exciting programme of themed displays drawn from the University of Liverpool’s extensive and growing art collection, complemented by a changing exhibition programme of modern and contemporary art. 

“We currently have a beautiful display of photographs by celebrated artist Lee Miller and soon will open Creatures of the Nile, which we’re sure will delight many visitors,” she added. 

The Museum is currently closed for roof renovations, and on Facebook the Victoria Gallery said they were unsure when it would be able to reopen. 

The Victoria Gallery and Museum was amongst four Liverpool names on the list of global gems. 

The city’s Sudley House, Williamson Tunnels, and the Western Approaches HQ Museum also made the bill. 

Featured picture courtesy of Andrew Spence.


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