Special Exhibitions

We show a range of temporary exhibitions in our gallery spaces. Take a look at what we currently have on display plus some that are coming soon.



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 display exploring the evolving ways that physical attractiveness was depicted from the late 1800s.

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

open - until Sat 25 September 2021

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