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The Atkinson

Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Excellent

Sandwiches are excellant, good selection of cakes. a lovely stop off when in Southport. There is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bridget G
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
An interesting and informative place

Most visitors like the the LORD ST area with it's tree lined Victorian look,while in that area it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bikerphil
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southport
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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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Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
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+44 1704 533333
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Reviewed yesterday

Sandwiches are excellant, good selection of cakes. a lovely stop off when in Southport. There is the library and the art gallery to visit in the same building

Thank Bridget G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most visitors like the the LORD ST area with it's tree lined Victorian look,while in that area it is worth a visit here.The programmes are varied, some free and some require payment....there is something here for all ages.check the attractions on their website.The local history...More

Thank bikerphil
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating exhibition of Viking paraphernalia all presnted in glass cases and other forms. There was people dressed in Viking attire who told stories and poems !

Thank Chas K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit wandered around the exhibitions which provided us with lots of local knowledge despite having lived in Southport for many years I did not know much about its history and the people that lived here.staff where in hand for any questions they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the volunteers at this place look on the brink of death. give them something to do for crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank ehooligan1980
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the Atkinson is a great place to visit - it has loads of information about the area plus museum and café, library - worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit last week (July 18) as i saw the Viking advertisements outside. Was disappointed when told that you had to pay to see the Viking exhibition as it had been put on by a private company.... There is an Egyptian exhibition on upstairs along...More

Thank Ivor T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there to view the Viking Exhibition. I found it well laid out, beautifully presented and very informative. I appreciated the staff being in close vicinity and give a bit more back ground information when asked without being overbearing

Thank Freda C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great venue to visit. The galleries are fascinating and the shop sells eclectic things and the cafe sells good homemade things. Centrally located and well worth taking the time.

Thank HeafR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is so beautiful and the architecture of it magnificent! Walking through the entrance, the inside is nicely arranged, with a lovely little giftshop to the left and cafe' (phone does not have the French grammar particle...) to the right. I bought two...More

Thank Marishious
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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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