Harriet Gilmour

Harriet Gilmour

Regional Qualification(s):

Liverpool City Region / Merseyside

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+447554 418983

Email:

harriet@experienceliverpool.com

Introduction:

An enthusiastic guide with a passion for the Liverpool City Region. Do come and see what a great mix of rural and urban, culture and leisure it has to offer.

My background is in Museums and Galleries, working for various cultural institutions in Liverpool such as the Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial.

I live in the city centre in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter and enjoy being in the heart of city life.

I am particularly interested in Art and Public Art, Museums and Galleries, City Walking Tours, Our two Cathedrals, Hope Street and Ropewalks area, Liverpool Docks and Waterfront, Beatles, Port Sunlight, Public Health/History of Medicine in Liverpool and Historic buildings.

I can guide Coach tours, walking tours and site visits. I am happy to arrange and research specific tours and trips to your requests. Please don't hesitate to give me a call to discuss your requirements

You can follow me on Twitter @ExperienceLpool to see what I am up to and for more information please see my website:

http://www.experienceliverpool.com

Personal Interests:

Art and Public Art
Musuems and Galleries
Port Sunlight
Food and Drink
Hope Street Area/ Georgian Quarter
History of Medicine
Regeneration
Shopping
Music
Cathedrals

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Home to Liverpool Biennial, Britian's only art Biennial the city comes alive with wonderful public art and contemporary exhibitions every two years. The next Biennial will begin in July 2018. Liverpool Biennial are also behind the commissioning of some of England's most unique permanent works of public art such as Antony Gormley's "Another Place" in Crosby, and Jaume Plensa's "Dream" in St Helens. I would be delighted to show these to you and explain how they came to be.

Galleries

The region also has a host of fantastic free Galleries and Museums such as the Walker Art Gallery, where I worked on the John Moores Painting Prize in 2010 and 2012, Tate Liverpool where I was an Information Assistant from 2008-2014 and Lady Lever Art Gallery, a real gem in Port Sunlight village whose Pre-Raphaelite collection is extraordinary

Churches & Cathedrals

Liverpool is home to two fantastic cathedrals that cannot be missed and are well worth exploring with a guided tour which can easily be combined with Hope Street, winner of 'The Great Street Award' in the 2013 Urbanism Awards

Food & Drink

There are many excellent eateries to enjoy and you can savour 'Scouse', a local stew, locally grown asparagus, Liverpool Gin and of course Fish and Chips.

Walking Tours

Liverpool itself is a compact city, perfect for exploring on foot. I enjoy leading walking tours of the iconic Albert Dock and waterfront, part of the UNESCO inscribed world heritage site. Another favourite is a walking tour of Hope Street and Ropewalks in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter. Liverpool City Region is around 60% rural so if treading the sidewalk is not your thing we can also explore the green parks, rural Wirral Peninsula and picturesque hometown of Lewis Carroll, the village of Daresbury.

Shopping

Liverpool has become a premier shopping destination since the opening of 'Liverpool One', home to large department stores such as Debenhams and John Lewis and also popular brands such as Nike, Apple, Mango, Harvey Nicholls and Hollister

History & Prehistory

Discover Liverpool's rich history dating back to a small fishing village founded in 1207 through its ascent to 2nd city of the British Empire and its journey to the modern cosmopolitan city it is today. Let me help you explore the architecture, the wealth, the heroes, horrors, sights and sounds and what makes this city tick

Additional Qualifications:

BA History, 2005

Driver Guide:

No