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The Atkinson

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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I love this place

I've been here a number of times now, to the theatre, the cafe and the exhibition space; it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elaine M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Excellent Visit

Well done to Sefton council for making this museum free and available to visitors of Southport. On... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leeds, 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...more
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Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been here a number of times now, to the theatre, the cafe and the exhibition space; it's a really good place to visit.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well done to Sefton council for making this museum free and available to visitors of Southport. On the ground floor there is a library and coffee shop (well worth visiting), on the second and third floors are museum exhibits, the best being on the top...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On an afternoon tour to Southport, our guide suggested a visit to Atkinson - so glad she did, it's amazing what's inside. Loved the photographic display of Old Southport, where a clever photographer had inlayed old shots into the new - well done!

Thank Wanderer1370
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night out. First Saturday in the month The comedy club comes to town. Featuring up and coming comedians. Went on Saturday 6th October for the first time. The show was spot on loved every minute . Would recommend it . Remember it's...More

Thank joanne l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate enough to be in the audience last Friday for a wonderful show! Buddy Holly and the Cricketers gave an outstanding performance and Buddy Holly himself could not have been better! Truly amazing to see such talent in a tribute act. Together with...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening here saw Henry Blofeld retired which was very funny. Great seats a nice size auditorium will definitely look out for more events here and return soon.

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Atkinson to watch Eclipse. They were really good. They had 2 backing singer and one of them was exelent singing all three parts to Great Gig in the Sky. The gig was better than we expected .. we will look out...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great museum. They have new displays and exhibitions all the time so it never becomes stale and boring. The Egyptian Display is very well labelled, with interesting video displays as well. This visit the photographic display of 'Old Southport' was fascinating, with...More

Thank gillsmum 5
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We were in Southport for a few days and the Atkinson came up as a good thing to do on TripAdvisor. And deservedly so. Very well laid out with lots to see. The exhibitions keep on changing so nothing gets stale. Some very thought provoking...More

Thank Keith P
The_Atkinson, Public Relations Manager at The Atkinson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again here soon

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Exhibition of war plane & bomb unearthed in 2017 a very good display a nice display of jewelry & trinkets

Thank Heather C
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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
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)