I have over fifteen years experience of introducing people to the stunning collections of the Walker Art Gallery and  Sudley House, Liverpool, and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight.  I deliver tours to a wide ranging audience from informal art appreciation groups to corporate clients and Rotary Clubs.

Masterpieces of the Walker Art Gallery
 
Including works by Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Stubbs, Rembrandt, Simone Martini and Millais. A perfect introduction to over four centuries of art in this superb collection.

 

 

The Opening and First Decade of the Walker Art Gallery
This tour tells the story of the brewer Sir Andrew Barclay Walker's gift to the city of Liverpool in the teeth of opposition from local Temperance Societies. We will also look at the Gallery's early acquisitions, including the popular and often parodied And When Did You Last See Your Father?

A Victorian Shipowner's Collection: the Treasures of Sudley House
One of the few 19th Century private art collections to remain intact and in its original setting. George Holt's house contains major works by J.M.W. Turner, Jean Baptist Corot and Thomas Gainsborough.
 

Highlights of the Lady Lever Art Gallery
William Hesketh Lever's bequest to the people of Port Sunlight reflected his artistic taste: 19th Century French erotica, Victorian sentimentality, 18th Century English furniture and paintings, a world-class collection of Wedgewood ornamental ware, and much, much more. 

The Pre-Raphaelite Paintings of the Lady Lever Art Gallery
This tour focuses in depth on seven paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. It will also uncover the secrets, tensions and scandals of these 'Desperate Romantics.'