Access and facilities

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Information desks

The information desk is located at the entrance of the gallery on the ground floor. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

There are ladies toilets on the ground floor and mens toilets on the first floor. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor.  Changing Places toilets are currently not available at the Walker Art Gallery. The nearest Changing Places toilet is located at Liverpool Central Library or World Museum.

Baby changing

Baby changing facilities are available on the first floor.

Lifts

There is a lift for access to the first floor.

Cloakroom and Buggy park

Lockers are available on the ground floor where visitors can also leave buggies. Please collect a token from the information desk. Large bags and umbrellas are not permitted on the gallery.

Seating

Seats and benches are available throughout the gallery. Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff.

Café and shop

There is a café and a shop on the ground floor.

Picnic area

A picnic area is not available inside the Walker Art Gallery but you can take a picnic to St John's Gardens, which is opposite to the gallery.

Prayer room

We do not have a dedicated prayer room at the Walker Art Gallery. The Community Base on the fourth floor of the nearby World Museum can be used as a prayer room if requested. Please ask at the information desk.

Audio guides

Our audio guide is free to use and available online.

Accessible Parking

There are two designated spaces available in the rear car park on a pre-booked basis. Contact the information desk on 0151 478 4199. There is also parking on William Brown Street with a limited number of blue badge spaces which are owned by Liverpool City Council and cannot be reserved. The road surface is cobbled.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters

There are two wheelchairs available to borrow on request at the information desk.

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

All screens in the Walker Art Gallery have subtitles and some also have British Sign Language. 

Blind and visually impaired visitors

We welcome guide dogs. Large print guides are available for our temporary exhibitions. 

Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery.

Autism

We want people living with autism to feel welcome when they visit us, and aim to make our museums and galleries more autism-friendly.

Please see our welcome guide to Walker Art Gallery (pdf) which has photos of the museum and useful information for your visit. 

The Walker Art Gallery has signed up to the Autism Charter, through Autism Together and the Connect to Autism scheme.

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Resources

We offer resources including ear defenders, pop up tents and quiet rooms to use as safe, calm spaces if a visit becomes overwhelming. Ear defenders can be signed out from the welcome desk during your visit. Staff are trained to identify when a visitor may be in need of additional support, but please ask for assistance at anytime during a visit and call ahead if you have any questions.

Quiet time

Quiet mornings take place between Sundays 10am – 12noon where the museum environment is made more comfortable by varying light and sound levels where possible.