Special Exhibitions

We have special exhibitions on both our first floor gallery areas and also in our second floor museum.

Take a look at some of the special exhibitions that are currently on display as well as those that are coming soon in the section below.



Before Egypt

Galleries 1, 2 & 4

11 May - 26 October 2019

A major new exhibition featuring the internationally important collections of Predynastic Egyptian and Nubian artefacts from the University of Liverpool’s Garstang Museum of Archaeology, supplemented by loans of key objects from UK museums.

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Something Borrowed, Something New. Ian Irvine vs the VG&M

Gallery 5

25 May – 19 October 2019

Contemporary prints and collage inspired by the VG&M Collections.

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Shanghai Sacred - Liz Hingley with Chen Hangfeng

Gallery 6 

7 June - 28 September 2019

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape of China’s largest city. Her photographs are displayed on a bamboo structure designed by Chen Hangfeng.


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The Allotments

29 August to 28 September

Photographer David Lockwood and writer Pauline Rowe reflect on insights and stories from the community of Dingle Vale allotments in Aigburth.

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From Near and Far

Tate Hall Museum


A display of pottery and porcelain from the VG&M collection

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Secret Art of Survival- Creativity and Ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of War 1942-1945

25 October 2019 - 20 June 2020

The culmination of seven years’ research, this exhibition features over 100 artworks, many never before seen in public. Created secretly and kept hidden at great risk, Far East prisoners of war (FEPOW) knew the Japanese forbade the keeping of pencils, paper or any records.

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The Tale of Two Tunnels

Tate Hall Museum

Coming Soon

The Tale of Two Tunnels will be a unique science trail, telling the story of a particle accelerator built in Liverpool.

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