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Manchester Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Good for art and history lovers!

This gallery contains two floors and a Cafe at the ground floor with a verity of coffee and cake... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BadranAJ
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Annie Swynnerton exhibition well worth a visit

Really enjoyed the current exhibition. Never heard of this female artist but her observation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
havenhunters
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
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All reviews pre raphaelite grayson perry wonderful collection on display worth a visit changing exhibitions special exhibition lovely cafe couple of hours free entry lovely building few hours the ground floor rainy day city centre great place to visit vogue
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This gallery contains two floors and a Cafe at the ground floor with a verity of coffee and cake and some other desserts You'll have someone to welcome you with a guide paper to help you knowing some stuff about the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the current exhibition. Never heard of this female artist but her observation and portrayal of people and children are superb. Even the way she poses the hands are superb. Also enjoyed the rest of what the rest of the gallery had on show...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited by a bank at their 10 years celebration. We reached on time. We were well received by bank’s management. There was good atmosphere and good service. Thanks

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt there wasn't enough of a balance between classical and modern art, I felt the layout could have been netter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are "art galleryholics". We always search out local art galleries when visiting cities. This is truly a hidden gem in Manchester, right up there with the Manchester Cathedral. This gallery holds a world class art collection and is one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greg M
MCR_Art_Gallery, Public Relations Manager at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It’s fantastic to read your detailed review of our gallery! We really appreciate it Greg.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery is in the centre of Manchester and very easy to get to. Amenities include cafe, shop and toilets. The Gallery is free to visit and there is a large collection of paintings. There are three floors which are all serviced by stairs and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TD290765
MCR_Art_Gallery, Public Relations Manager at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, it’s great to hear you enjoyed our collection!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has some beautiful pieces! It is not very large and we spent about 1 hour here. It is free to visit so well worth a look!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelIntl
MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this art gallery. The permanent galleries are excellent and there are some fine exhibitions on at the moment including early Dutch and Lowery. Free to enter as well. A very pleasant hour spent away from a busy city.

Date of experience: November 2018
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MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, its great to hear your positive feedback. All of our exhibitions are free so you are welcome to escape the hustle and bustle of the city!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes you ghave to be lucky -one day prior to our arrival the Martin Parr exhibition opened - go see it - gives you really good insights into Manchester everyday life

Date of experience: November 2018
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MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this review! It’s fantastic that you enjoyed our Martin Parr exhibition, it has been well received by many and shows the dynamic, changing face of Manchester, with a lot of nostalgia.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had researched The Manchester Art Gallery (free entrance!) as it was our first stop on a Manchester tour, we needed feeding and the food reviews looked good! It does look old fashioned from the outside but is like a Tardis inside. The food in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience of our varying exhibitions, helpful staff and delicious cafe food. Hopefully you will be around soon to attend our excellent volunteer giuded tours. Our volunteers are very passionate about our collection...More

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BernardJ111
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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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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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