Key to the City™, Liverpool.
Free Museums and Art Galleries: City Centre (Waterfront)

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Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island, Liverpool. L3 1BP • (0151) 236 6768
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Founded in 1977 Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool. They are one of the UK’s leading photography spaces, and the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England.

Open Eye Gallery has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. They promote the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs. As well as presenting a programme of international, high-quality exhibitions they also house a permanent Archive containing photographs from the 1930s to the present day.

In November 2011 Open Eye Gallery re-launched in a brand new purpose-built home in one of the city’s most prestigious and prominent new developments on the Liverpool Waterfront. The gallery opens onto a large covered public square and is split over two floors.


Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, Closed Monday (except Bank Holidays) and during exhibition changeovers (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the west of the city centre on the waterfront, between Strand Street and the Museum of Liverpool.

Getting There:

National Rail Liverpool James Street railway station: Five minutes walk.
National Rail Liverpool Lime Street railway station: 20 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

Open Eye Gallery, LiverpoolOpen Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Open Eye Gallery, LiverpoolOpen Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool. L3 1BP • (0151) 236 6768

Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020

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