About Lady Lever Art Gallery
The Lady Lever Art Gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever, the first Lord Leverhulme, in Port Sunlight the picturesque village he built for his soap factory workers. In his lifetime Lever collected over 20,000 works of art. Many of which are on display in the gallery today.
The Gallery is home to paintings by Turner, Constable, Gainsborough and Reynolds and is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Millais, Rossetti and Burne-Jones. Highlights include Holman Hunt’s The Scapegoat and Lord Leighton’s The Daphnephoria
Lever mostly collected British art. But he was also fascinated by Chinese porcelain, Roman sculpture and Greek vases. He collected them to show the styles that had most influenced British artists and designers in the 18th and 19th centuries. His outstanding collections of British sculpture, Wedgwood, Chinese porcelain and 18th century furniture are among the best in the country.
The Gallery gives an insight into the man who put together an amazing art collection and who believed that art can be an inspiration to everyone, something we still believe today
The Gallery hosts special exhibitions throughout the year. Visit the website for full details.Read Less
|Ticket Prices:||Free entry!|
|Recommended Time:||2 - 3 hours|
|Opening Times:||Open daily from 10am-5pm |
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
|Indoors / Outdoors:||Indoors|
|Categories:||Art Galleries, Art Museums|