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The grand old lady is 90

21 December 2012 by Angela

Princess Beatrice and Lord Leverhulme opening the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Sarah Lynch, Administrative Assistant at the Lady Lever Art Gallery tells us about a special milestone the gallery reached this week:

This great old Lady is 90 years young now; she always likes to keep up with the times as well as remembering her roots to appeal to a wider audience; adults and children will all find something of interest here.

This photo shows Princess Beatrice (Queen Victoria’s daughter) along with Lord Leverhulme opening the Lady Lever Art Gallery on 16th December 1922. A strange little fact is that we still have an unused toilet in storage which was reserved only for her use, maybe in these times of austerity we should keep it for our next royal visitors? If a certain couple are reading this, we have excellent activity rooms for our younger visitors full of free fun collection related activities such as dressing up clothes inspired by our paintings and colouring sheets.

If you’re looking for something different to do over the Christmas holidays, maybe with children or visiting relatives you’ll find a warm (and thankfully still free) welcome at Lady Lever Art Gallery. Whilst you’re here maybe you could try our lovely café or buy a treat from our well stocked shop.

Look out next year for possible (funding willing) exciting redevelopment of the south end of the gallery, please keep checking our website for updates.

Best wishes for a happy Christmas and wonderful New Year in 2013 from all at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Sarah

 

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