Permanent Exhibitions

The Tate Hall Museum is currently closed and the Art Galleries are open. 

Further information for the exhibitions of our permanent collections can be viewed by clicking the links below.





Decorative Arts Gallery 2021

Gallery 1 - First Floor

Since the VG&M opened in 2008, Gallery 1 has mostly been dedicated to displaying parts of the University’s interesting and varied decorative art collection. This 2021 display brings a fresh approach, showing many items that have not previously been seen at the VG&M before.

Gallery 1 Exhibition Information


Gallery 2 - First Floor

A display of sculpture from our permanent collection ranging from the 1880s to contemporary including work by Elisabeth Frink, Jacob Epstein, Arthur Dooley and Halima Cassell. Some are visitor favourites and some have never been displayed before.

Gallery 2 Exhibition Information


More than bricks and mortar

Gallery 3 - First Floor

This exhibition explores aspects of the University of Liverpool’s early years, formerly known as University College Liverpool.

Gallery 3 Exhibition Information

The Audubon Gallery

Gallery 8 - First Floor

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a nineteenth-century wildlife artist and naturalist. He travelled the American wilderness identifying, studying and drawing hundreds of species of birds and mammals.

Gallery 8 Exhibition Information


From Hand to Handle: The First Industrial Revolution

Museum - Closed

'From Hand to Handle'

This exhibition is currently closed.

Hand to Handle Exhibition Information



Museum - Closed

'Fossils and Footsteps'

This exhibition is currently closed.

Fossils and Footsteps Exhibition Information 


Tooth models from the dental collection

Museum - Closed

'Nasty Gnashers & Dreadful Dentures'

This exhibition is currently closed.

Dental Exhibition Information


Zoology Collection

Museum - Closed

Natural History Collection and 'Nightmares in a Bell Jar'

This exhibition is currently closed.

Natural History Exhibition Information


Coral samples from the exhibition 'Under the Sea'

Museum - Closed

'Under the Sea'

This exhibition is currently closed.

Oceanography Exhibition Details


National Pipe Archive Exhibition

Museum - Closed

'The National Pipe Archive'

This exhibition is currently closed.

The National Pipe Archive Exhibition Information