12 – 15 May 2022


Liverpool is a city rich in culture. From its beginnings with the history of seafaring from worldwide trade to the great liners of the twentieth century, Liverpool has attracted many who had money to invest in civic buildings and art collections. In the latter 20th century, of course, it became known for being the home of Merseybeat and the Liverpool Sound at the famous Cavern Club.

All of this history is now preserved within the Maritime Museum and the regenerated dock area, which now houses Tate Liverpool. The Walker Art Gallery houses a great and varied collection of paintings from the early 14th century (Simone Martini) through Poussin to Cezanne and contemporary painting. The building itself is an impressive 19th-century Neoclassical design and stands with the Picton Library and St Georges Hall  (Elmes and Cockerell) as a monument to the wealth of (19th merchant class. This is further evident in the Lady Lever Gallery, which houses a fine collection of Victorian and Pre Raphaelite painting and sculpture. A small classical temple in the centre of a model village was built by the Lever family.

Then, of course, there are the two cathedrals, the town hall, the Beatles trail, Mersey river cruises and even Liverpool football club (Anfield), which do tours! It is a city which has recently been th focus of a vast amount of investment and which has been named City Of Culture ’08.



Other Details


Hotel Ibis Styles Liverpool Centre Dale Street***

Bed and Breakfast tariff in a double room with private facilities.


Course Cost

£455 inclusive of tuition, accommodation, continental buffet breakfast and WIFI


Single Room Supplement




To book, please fill in the booking form and send a deposit of £75 to Wei House Ltd, Acc No 33578941 Sort Code 20-40-71


Local Transport

Hotel transfers either on foot (10 min walk) or short taxi ride at own expense or underground to Moorfields (1 min from hotel)


Group Size




Jackie Parry MA, is an experienced lecturer and art historian who has led many gallery visits and study tours.  She teaches art history at the University of Sussex and the Open University.  She has also lectured for NADFAS, the U3A and the National Trust.  Her interests are mostly based around 18th century art and culture and the development of modernism from 19th century to the present.  Her MA research included issues of gender and critical theory.



Related OU Courses

General Interest/A226/AA315/AA318


Itinerary / Study Programme


Day 1, 12th May 2022

Arrival in Liverpool and Orientation: 19th century Liverpool, 1960’s and modern Liverpool


Day 2, 13th May 2022

Am Tate Liverpool

Pm Liverpool Museum


Day 3, 14th May 2022

Am  Walker Art Gallery

Pm  Lady Lever Gallery


Day 4, 15th May 2022

Am  Cathedral (Anglican and Metropolitan)

Pm  departure

This itinerary and study programme is provisional and may be subject to change in response to local conditions