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Manchester Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neoclassical and modern interiors housing a broad spectrum of art

Looking very traditional and slightly forbidding on the outside, with its classical portico leading... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
Keep going back to look again or discover something new

Smallish permanent collection but a wide selection from medieval times onwards. Temporary... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate. Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and...more
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Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
+44 161 235 8888
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All reviews pre raphaelite paintings grayson perry wonderful collection on display worth a visit changing exhibitions special exhibition lovely cafe couple of hours lovely building free entry few hours the ground floor city centre rainy day great place to visit vogue
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not much variety. Would love to see more modern works in addition to their current exhibitions. Easy to navigate though unlike a lot of other galleries.

Thank lynden_d
Reviewed 2 days ago

Looking very traditional and slightly forbidding on the outside, with its classical portico leading into the tall neo-classical entrance hall of Doric columns and with two Rodin statues standing guard over the staircase, the Manchester Art Gallery inside is much larger and more expansive than...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to see the Pre raphaelite paintings, but that room was being redecorated and the picture I most wanted to see was on its way to australia.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Smallish permanent collection but a wide selection from medieval times onwards. Temporary exhibitions often excellent - Annie Swynnerton in particular.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I’ve been there with my family and we enjoyed a lot because we love art if you like us go for it ,,,,

Thank Zara M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good leisurely thing to do on an afternoon, i especially liked the shop! Interesting artists jewelry pieces and quirky cute cards for sale.

Thank JADEG588
Reviewed 6 days ago

The permanent collection is has a wide selection of largely Victorian art, which may be to some, but not all tastes, and is traditionally exhibited. In addition there are several Lowry's and good special exhibitions, including, at present, a Nordic design exhibition. Overall, a very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the louvre but it has some nice pieces. Good place to work and good coffee. Free wifi if you run out of data.

Thank DaviCoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is an interesting blend of the old building & a modern extension. You need to take care because they are not always obvious and it is easy to miss things out. Lots of interesting paintings, particularly Victorian & Edwardian eras - if you...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say about an art gallery... not too big so you can always find the exit, seating to rest the legs and gaze at the art and some actually nice exhibitions. It’s free so worth a visit.

Thank Andrew D
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11 February 2018|
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Response from mikkjel_dag | Reviewed this property |
Walk if the weather's nice - 15 minutes top. But the tram is a wet-weather option.
16 November 2017|
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Response from BIG4241 | Reviewed this property |
Not on site.
19 April 2016|
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Response from Eileen B | Reviewed this property |
No there is no fee for visiting but if you buy or donate in the box you help the gallery but it is purely voluntary hope it helps enjoy