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The Atkinson

Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Nice way to spend a few hours

A wonderful historic building containing the town's library, museum, cafe, gift shop and theatre... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Brilliant place to spend time

I often take my 8 year old twins here. You can spend hours in the library, wandering the museum and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful historic building containing the town's library, museum, cafe, gift shop and theatre (one of them). We visited the building twice during our Southport stay, firstly just for a coffee and then secondly to visit the museum and for a coffee. The museum is...More

Thank paulwT5568MD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often take my 8 year old twins here. You can spend hours in the library, wandering the museum and gallery and finally stop for refreshments in the cafe.

Thank D383UBmatthewf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend an hour in Southport with its art collections. They also have local and other specialised exhibitions. Also do visit the cafe on site

Thank bunnySouthport
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Went here on Saturday night to see John Bramwell. It was a lovely building to be in. The staff were very nice too.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

my this has improved. last couple of times visited the food was never great but now superb. the choice was great and staff just lovely. tea served in a proper pot with amazing cakes. will most definitely be back.

Thank thanksamillionlove
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Attended a John Bramwell gig here last night, and what a great little theatre. Street parking all around, free after 6pm. Venue is very modern, with friendly staff to guide you. Loads to look at as you walk to the theatre. Theatre would be great...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Very, interesting, all the exhibits have a local interest or link to bring the artefacts to life, Great couple of hours enjoyment

Thank paulrellis
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The weather was terrible...But once inside we enjoyed a warming bowl of soup served by friendly staff. The exhibition was about how we perceive animals. It was a delight and well organised even though it was a small exhibition. We also looked at a good...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour. Nice friendly cafe, peaceful place to sit and read. Museum interesting enjoyed a snapshot of Egypt

Thank Dot W
Reviewed 23 November 2017

The Atkinson was totally rejuvenated a few years ago and is now a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours if you are on holiday. A good art gallery and many museum exhibits, all interesting, including a stone age canoe carved from one tree...More

Thank Jeff F
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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.
2 January 2017|
Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
HI Yes the exhibition is on from 10am - 4pm ( last entry 3.30pm)
2 January 2017|
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Response from 506Freddie | Reviewed this property |
The Atkinson is open every day 11-4. PM Sunday, the exhibition ends March