Knowsley has one of the best contemporary art galleries in Merseyside and the North West of England.

The first floor of The Kirkby Centre is home to the stunning Kirkby Gallery.

Kirkby Gallery displays work by local, regional, national and international artists including touring exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, Knowsley’s Annual Open Exhibitions, schools, and community arts projects. Knowsley council also works in partnership with other arts agencies to deliver exhibitions such as Liverpool Biennial and pan-Merseyside projects.

The current exhibition, Approaching Thunder, is on loan from The Hepworth, Wakefield. It is the first venue in the country to be hosting the stunning exhibition of British WWII and postwar works on paper.

Kirkby Gallery

The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY

Opening times: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm (please note: last admission is at 4.30pm), Saturday: 10am – 1pm (last admission at 12.30pm).   

Accessibility: Kirkby Gallery can be accessed via stairs or lift. There are no steps into the building. There are accessible toilets on site.

How to find Kirkby Gallery

Huyton Gallery

Civic Way, Huyton L36 9GD

Please note, Huyton Gallery is currently closed as work is underway to transform it into a new community culture hub.

If you have not yet collected your artwork that was on display as part of the Knowsley Open Art Exhibition at Huyton Gallery, it has been moved to Kirkby Gallery for safekeeping and must be collected from there.