We’re very excited to offer our members this incredible opportunity to visit The Terracotta Warrior Exhibition and The Victoria Gallery and Museum on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

The Terracotta Warrior Exhibition

Upon arrival in Liverpool at The World Museum, you will have time to purchase refreshments in the cafe on the ground floor before proceeding to the Lower Horseshoe Gallery on the second floor at 11:30am for our private visit to this fantastic exhibition – ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors‘.

This landmark exhibition tells the story of the formative years of the Chinese nation, the Emperor’s rise to power and the legacy of his achievements in the succeeding Han Dynasty

In March 1974, outside the ancient walled city of Xi’an, farmers digging a well accidentally found pottery and a clay head.  Archaeologists started excavating and uncovered one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.

China’s First Emperor, Qin Sui Huang, created an underground city and an army of nearly 3000 Terracotta Warriors in 600 pits to guard his tomb.  These life sized warriors are of different ranks, costumes and facial features.  Also found were horses, chariots, clowns and officials.

You’ll see a collection of warriors and many other significant original items on loan from museums across Shaanxi Province, China.


The Victoria Gallery and Museum


The Victoria Gallery & Museum Liverpool 2018

The Victoria Gallery & Museum Liverpool 2018

After viewing the exhibition, we’ll depart for The Victoria Gallery and Museum where we’ll proceed to The Waterhouse Cafe on the ground floor.  Seats have been reserved and a light lunch will be provided at 1:15pm. At 2:15pm we’ll commence a guided tour of the building.

The Victoria Gallery and Museum is run by the University of Liverpool.  It’s situated in the famous flagship ‘redbrick’ Grade 2 listed Victorian Building designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse in 1892.

Following restoration in 2008, the museum opened and housed the University’s rich and diverse donated art and museum collections.

The art collection on the first floor comprises paintings, sculptures and ceramics.  Artists represented include Jacob Epstein, JMW Turner, Lucian Freud, Elizabeth Frink and John James Audubon.

The top floor comprises the Tate Hall Museum which contains exhibits on a variety of subjects including zoology, archaeology, dentristy, engineering and oceanography.

At 3:30pm tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided in the cafe by the fireplace before our departure for home.


The Visit

Cost:  £35 per person (£30 if you’re a member of The Art Fund – membership card must be shown on the day)

The price of the visit includes:

  • Return coach travel from Lytham St Annes
  • Private group visit to The Terracotta Warrior Exhibition
  • Light lunch in the Waterhouse Cafe, The Victoria Gallery and Museum
  • Private guided tour of The Victoria Gallery and Museum
  • Refreshments before departure