You might have already heard about TATE and TATE Modern in London, or even visited the Art Galleries by the Thames already. But TATE isn’t just only Home to London, to display contemporary and modern art pieces, there is also a small Gallery out in Liverpool, the ‘Tate of the North’. Entry is free to everyone, to a limited part of the exhibitions. You can also browse the shop, it’s also not as big as at TATE Modern in London, but well selected, or enjoy your time at their Cafe. All located at the Albert Dock right by the River Mersey, easily reachable by foot or public transport.
At TATE Liverpool you are able to enjoy and discover British and international modern and contemporary art 7 days a week, each from 10 am through 5 pm. Their main exhibition, until June 17th, 2018 is “Roy Lichtenstein in focus”. The US-American pop artist is one of my favourite pop art artists, next to Andy Warhol, and the exhibition in Liverpool is accessible free to everyone. More than 20 works are displayed, as well as his only work on film, a three-screen installation which he made after spending two weeks at Universal Studios in 1969. Just as TATE Liverpool writes, “It’s an exhibition not to be missed!”.
Besides Roy Liechtenstein, there are currently 7 other exhibitions on display, of which 4 in total are for free. Also, taking photography is understandably not allowed anywhere in the building. For Information on Workshops, Guided Tours or upcoming Exhibitions you should visit TATE Liverpool’s website, as linked below. As the exhibit rooms are rather small you should plan up to two hours for your visit to TATE Liverpool, and you can even download their App to enhance your experience on site (WiFi is free as well!).
Address TATE Art Gallery Liverpool
34 The Colonnades
Liverpool L3 4BB
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm