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The Atkinson

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interestjng history of the area

When I was young this was a very run down building. It has been beautifully restored to a lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
School visit

Great day our for a class of 8 yrs lots of information and interactive ports,I've learnt things... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Southport, United Kingdom
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“art gallery”(58 reviews)
“arts centre”(14 reviews)
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...more
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Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When I was young this was a very run down building. It has been beautifully restored to a lovely interactive space for visitors of all ages. Six of us toured the building with much interest and ended up spending a lot more time there than...More

Thank CLWToronto
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day our for a class of 8 yrs lots of information and interactive ports,I've learnt things about southport I didn't know

Thank anniemag24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe. Nice selection of food and drinks. Great mesum upstairs highly recomend if your looking to kill a few hours.

Thank alex m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Atkinson offers a good variety of services. Live shows included. However the cafe leaves a lot to be desired. Tired pastries, disinterested staff & poor service. We also found the signage to the various amenities inadequate. This could be such an asset to the...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Art of Noise gallery exhibition was very immersive. Visitors listen to pieces of music via a handset, that correspond with the art on display. The music brings a fresh dimension to our engagement with the art, at times pulling us into the painting until...More

Thank Annette J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Atkinson is a gem on the the amazing Lord Street - I went to visit the Frank Hampson / Dan Dare exhibition ( on until early March 2019 ) This is a wonderful, nostalgic show, Frank Hampson - Dan's illustrator attended the Atkinson as...More

Thank deniscroissant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited to watch the Sherlock Holmes play. It was very entertaining and good value for money. The Atkinson has such a wide range of entertainment for all ages and I would recommend a visit. We have booked to see the...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are frequent visitors to Southport and the Atkins gallery always has something new to see. Various exhibitions spread of several floors. Well maintained and clean with good disabled access.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Southport for a few days and idly wondering what to do so thought we would go to the tourist information centre which is now housed in the library. What a place the Atkinson is! A very friendly volunteer welcomed us and told...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 10 of us, family and friends, attended this event on Saturday 27th October, and had a thoroughly fabulous evening! The actors were professional but very friendly, interacted really well with the audience, making the scenes absorbing but the whole night fun! They...More

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26 April 2018|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
We have partnered with NCP Southport Train Station Car Park to exclusively offer visitors to The Atkinson 4 hours of parking for £2. (3-4 hours £7.00 full price) The Atkinson is a short walk from NCP Southport Train Station... More
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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.
2 January 2017|
Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
HI Yes the exhibition is on from 10am - 4pm ( last entry 3.30pm)