Future developments

Main hall at Lady Lever

Exciting developments and opportunities to support us

In 2014, the Lady Lever Art Gallery will mark the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the gallery.  National Museums Liverpool is keen to mark this important anniversary with an extensive programme of restoration and conservation for the Lady Lever’s south end galleries.

The galleries, covering more than 500sqm, will be brought back to their original architectural design. Environmental conditions will be improved, and more than 1,700 items of fine and decorative art of international quality will be re-displayed, together with new interpretation which will bring the gallery to life for all of our visitors. Better access will enhance the visitor experience and their understanding of these important collections. The project will also enable us to continue to build on our successful education programme.

This project will enable us to deliver an even better and more cohesive visitor and cultural experience for the area: a real gem in Wirral’s heritage offer. The refurbishment of the south end galleries will allow us to display the significant collections in a way that reflects their regional, national and international significance in keeping with Lever’s original aspirations and is attractive to 21st century visitors.

The project will cost £2.8m in total and will take up to 18 months to deliver.  We hope to begin works in autumn 2014.

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Support us

We'd be delighted if you could help us. Find out how you can support | the development of the south end galleries. 

This project is supported by:

Heritage lottery fund Garfield Weston logo The Ganada Foundation

  • The DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
  • Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust
  • The Headley Trust

"This project will transform the gallery and breathe new life into the collections. It will also mean improved accessibility for our visitors and greater educational resources for local schools and the community."  - Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries.