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Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
+44 161 235 8888
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Interesting art gallery with excellent cafe. Well worth visiting

Manchester has a little gem here, right in the middle of the city. An interesting, almost quirky... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin1862
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
So relaxing

I was looking for a place to take my mind away, to relax and put my thoughts together. This is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 contemporary pieces. We are famous for 19th century British paintings, particularly our outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. Our decorative arts collections showcase the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilizations to today’s designer makers. Our collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. We constantly renew and update our collections displays so you should discover something new every time you visit. And, we're free to visit!
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
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+44 161 235 8888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Manchester has a little gem here, right in the middle of the city. An interesting, almost quirky art gallery, with a terrific cafe an an interesting shop. Locals should make sure they visit if they have not, and visitors should admit to their to do...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was looking for a place to take my mind away, to relax and put my thoughts together. This is a place where you can think, you can loose yourself in teying to inderstand some type of abstract art and where, even if busy, you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

we dropped into the art gallery as Val had never been in. the exhibits and galleries are constantly changing, and it isn't just fine art that is on show. At the time of our visit, there was a Joy Division/New order gallery that took over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our highlights guide was Marilyn who took us on an hour's tour of the gallery and talked to us about some of her favourite paintings. It was an unusual event to get such a personal insight into a picture collection. It was refreshing to look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By London standards, this is quite a small gallery and collection, but the quality more than makes up for that. Inevitably, the stars of the show are the works by L S Lowry, but there are two wonderful statues by Rodin in the entrance hall....More

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wandered into this gallery with a bit of time to kill. The building itself is beautiful both inside and out. Thought the collections were very impressive but a little random- I didn't really understand some of the themes. For example, one room was devoted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brilliant day out great art work with lots to see and watch. Each gallery clean and spacious, also plenty of seating around.

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends from London love art so this had to be our first stop on their first visit to the city. Entrance is free and we were warmly welcomed and given an idea of how to proceed around the building. We had a map and...More

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in with a spare bit of time, and found it well worth the visit - I was particularly impressed by some of the landscape paintings, including Scottish scenes. Free.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half ten til half four on a Saturday and half ten til one o’clock til you have to leave to catch your train home apparently. The gallery is great with a wonderful collection of pre-raphaelite paintings, the main reason for our visit. The building is...More

1  Thank Sandra H
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Bernard J
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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.
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George111582
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Not on site.
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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
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