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Room guide

The first floor contains our major paintings and special exhibitions.

The ground floor has a craft and design gallery, sculpture gallery and children's gallery.

Paintings off display

If you would like to see a particular artwork, please contact the gallery before you visit to make sure it is on display.

Rooms 12-15 will be closed from 18 July until November 2016 while we make improvements to the galleries as part of our new partnership with the Arts Council Collection. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

18 of our paintings are on tour around Japan until July 2016. We will be changing our displays to show hidden gems from our collections instead. Find out more about this on the blog

First floor

We have changing exhibitions in our special exhibition galleries so visit our exhibitions pages to see what's on now!




  • Room 1 - Medieval and Renaissance art including Cranach, Holbein and Simone Martini. Ivories and Limoges enamels.
  • Room 2 - Late Renaissance Italy including Titian and deruta maiolica.
  • Room 3 - 17th century paintings and silver including Poussin and Rubens. Tin-glazed earthenware, John Dwight stoneware, silver and glass.
  • Room 4 - 17th century Dutch and Flemish art including Rembrandt, van Goyen and Bor
  • Room 5 - 18th century paintings and decorative arts including Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs, Wilson and Wedgwood. Liverpool ceramics and Matthew Boulton metalware.
  • Room 6 - Pre-Raphaelites including Millais, Hunt, Madox Brown, Brett and Liverpool Pre-Raphaelites
  • Room 7 - Romanticism and early 19th century British paintings including Turner, Constable, West, Martin and Daguerre. Thomas Barry clock.
  • Room 8 - High Victorian art including Rossetti, Leighton and Watts. Della Robbia ceramics.
  • Room 9 - Merseyside people and places including work by Liverpool artists.
  • Room 10 - Impressionism and after, including Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Seurat, Sickert, Rodin and Matisse.
  • Room 11 - British art 1880 - 1950, including Spencer, Knight, Freud, Bomberg and Lowry as well as Clarice Cliff, Martin Brothers and Bernard Leach ceramics.  This room has an interactive timeline for you to explore our artworks.
  • Rooms 12 to 15 - 1950 - now - changing displays.

Ground floor