Williamson Art Gallery: Cycling Through Time

Williamson Art Gallery: Cycling Through Time
Williamson Art Gallery: Cycling Through Time

Venue: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Dates: 11/05/2019 - 22/09/2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00


This summer, Wirral welcomes the prestigious OVO Energy Tour Series(21st May) and Tour of Britain (11th September) for the very first time. To coincide with these incredible cycling events, the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum are delighted to host this small display of historic bicycles from the collection of the Museum of Liverpool, offering a glimpse into the history of bicycle development and perfectly complimenting a contemporary designer bike created from laminated wood by the Spanish company – Cyclowoodwho make unique bicycles from precious woods such as ash, teak, walnut and cedar. It takes more than 80 hour just to apply the varnish. This has kindly been lent for the display by FINSA UK, based in Birkenhead Docks.

The exhibition includes the classic ‘penny-farthing’ (or ‘Ordinary’) bicycle, and a selection from the late 19th century alongside 20th century designs.

The exhibition runs from 11th May until 22nd September – spanning the season of cycling events in Wirral and will run concurrently with the Six Vessels exhibition exploring the stories behind the history of shipbuilding in Wirral.

This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Borough of Culture: Wirral 2019 part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

There will also be a historic bike suspended within Birkenhead Park Visitors’ Centre. Visitors may be interested in combining their visit to the Williamson for a visit to Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum.

For more exhibitions at the Williamson, check out our Events pages.