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.



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 Errant Muse

Galleries 1 & 2

16 November 2019 to 2 May 2020

An innovative exhibition mixing historic objects with new work by long-time collaborators artist Charlotte Hodes and poet Deryn Rees-Jones. In a set of three interlinked spaces, the exhibition interprets the lives and works of women writers and their ‘errant’ voices across three centuries.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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