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The Atkinson

Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Fantastic museum.

Great museum .. Viking exhibition was really interesting with lots of information Egyptian exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John F
Interesting

Always something different to be found on each visit. Located central Lord street. Apart from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ourmillie_11
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Love theatre, film, music, comedy and exhibitions? Then you'll love The Atkinson. The museum Between Land and Sea: 10,000 years of Sefton's Coast with the permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt featuring The Goodison Collection means Sefton finally has a place to share its history. With Children's theatre, some of the biggest names in comedy, music and art The Atkinson really is a cultural pick 'n' mix for all the family. The Atkinson is a focal point for the town centre. Set in a grade II listed building in the centre of Lord Street in Southport. The Atkinson is managed and run by Sefton Council. Please check our website for full opening hours. The Museum & Exhibitions are open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday and 11am -4pm on a Sunday. We are only open on Sunday during Sefton School Holidays.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
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+44 1704 533333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great museum .. Viking exhibition was really interesting with lots of information Egyptian exhibits arranged in a refreshing manner. Just take time to have a visit to the cafe. Value for money and a cheery efficient staff.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always something different to be found on each visit. Located central Lord street. Apart from the exhibits there is also a cafe inside on the ground floor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a weekend in Southport to take in a concert at The Atkinson and we were MORE than happy with this venue. It was a fabulous place, made all the better by the cheerful and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibition comprises all sorts of Viking artifacts, from scraps of clothing to stone work, jewellery, tools and of course weapons. The quality and tiny scale of decoration on the metal work is amazing, and it's hard to believe that it has been preserved so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit the current exhibition about the Vikings which was excellent though little disappointed we couldn't take photos. We understood there was no flash photography which is fairly standard at this type of exhibition but once inside were told that it was no...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Library, shops, theatre, cafe, toilets. Fabulous building both inside and outside well worth a visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant afternoon at the Viking exhibition at the Atkinson. This is a very thoughtful and well curated event and a must-see. The artefacts on show are superb and fun of exciting and interesting object least of all the huge amount of silver from the...More

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Took.my daughter there for a couple of hours during our trip to Southport. It's a mix use building run by the Sefton council and houses a museum (small but with surprising content), art gallery, and also runs theatre shows. We went to the museum bit...More

Thank Foodlovingdad
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I visited the museum at the Atkinson during my day trip to Southport this week. This museum is free entry and although not huge, was very good quality and full of things to see. Without doubt the best part of the museum is the Ancient...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A great little museum to have a look around, loads to see about the history of Southport, has a display of old toys including mechano and hornby trains, various exhibits on famous people of Southport, a brilliant Egyptian exhibition, loads to see, Well worth a...More

Thank bazonian2015
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SusanEH50
26 April 2018|
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Response from LiverpoolFCReds | Reviewed this property |
Only for blue badge holders, otherwise there are a few carparks within walking distance available.
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Anne G
28 June 2017|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
Yes. The front door automatically open, we have disabled toilets and a lift to all floors. A full access statement is on our website.
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rummycub
2 January 2017|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
HI Yes the exhibition is on from 10am - 4pm ( last entry 3.30pm)
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