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.



Watercolours of the VG&M Collection Exhibition

Watercolours from the VG&M Collection

Gallery 5

A display of watercolour paintings from the Victoria Gallery and Museum’s own collection ranging from the 1780s to the 1980s.

Watercolours from the VG&M Collection Exhibition Information


Here or Roundabout Exhibition

Here or Roundabout: Local scenes by Allan P. Tankard

Gallery 4

This exhibition of watercolour paintings by Allan Tankard show locations around the University of Liverpool campus in the post-war years. Many feature our Victoria Building or are views from it.

Here or Roundabout Exhibition Information


The Eruption of the Soufriere Mountains in the Island of St. Vincent - William Turner

Nature V Humans

Gallery 6

This exhibition features artworks illustrating the ever-present tensions between the natural world and the human race.

Nature V Humans Exhibition Information


Study of a Head, 1895 - Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833 - 1898)

A New Beauty

Gallery 2

Romaticism in Art 1880 -1920

A New Beauty Exhibition Information



The Art of Ruin Display, Landscape, Rosa (follower)

The Art of Ruin

Balcony Wall

A display that depicts Italian landscape paintings which celebrate the ruinous and crumbling. It was a taste that emerged in Rome in the mid-1600s when visiting archaeological sites and collecting ancient artefacts became popular.

The Art of Ruin Exhibition Information

Piece from the Granby Workshop

Granby Workshop Installation

Gallery 7

Coming soon

This display features products from the Granby Workshop which is an innovative ceramics studio based in the L8 area of Liverpool.

Granby Workshop Installation Information



Tale of Two Tunnels Exhibition

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.

The Tale of Two Tunnels Exhibition Information