Tate Liverpool needs no introduction – it stages major international exhibitions of modern art, featuring work by everyone from Tracey Emin to Picasso.

In the beautiful William Brown Street, you can find Walker Art Gallery, the national gallery of the North, which houses works by Hockney, Degas, Turner and Rembrandt.

Check out The Bluecoat too, the distinctive Grade I listed, 300-year-old arts centre which offers a lively programme of visual art, music, dance, live art and literature.

Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery championing photography as an art form and staging challenging and entertaining exhibitions.

FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, in addition to its cinema screens, shows ground-breaking new media art exhibitions.

And across the River Mersey at Port Sunlight in Wirral is the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a beautiful, highly personal art collection of fine and decorative arts. Definitely worth crossing the river for.

Liverpool city region is also home to world-class public art, including the awe-inspiring Another Place at Crosby Beach, the 100 cast-iron life-size sculptures of Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley staring out to sea.