London is not only a centre of fashion but also of arts. That said, visiting the city will never be complete without spending an afternoon in the British Museum or Tate Modern. But if you really love the arts and have gone to these places, there are other museums beyond London that you can explore.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Located in the crown of the University of Oxford, this museum has been opened since 1863 and houses a vast collection from different parts of the world. The Ashmolean is also the oldest public museum in the UK. Drawings of Da Vinci, Raphael and Michaelangelo can be found in here as well as the Pre-Raphaelite collection and the Alfred Jewel.
This used to be a warehouse which was turned into a museum and is located at the waterfront of Liverpool and is one of the main attractions in the Albert Dock area. Tate Liverpool museum boasts of having one of the largest collections of contemporary and modern art which include the works of Loiuse Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso. This is also the venue for the Liverpool Biennial which is the largest international art fair in the United Kingdom.
Whitworth Art Gallery
Located in the north of England in Manchester, this newly refurbished art gallery now has a new building extension and is the home of contemporary and modern art collections. It has an attractive red brick exterior while the added building is made of glass and steel.
Tate St Ives
Among the art galleries that can be found in Cornwall, the most popular and most-visited is this art gallery with a view overlooking Porthmeor Beach. Aside from art works made by artists inspired by the place, there are also other modern and contemporary art collections.
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