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Manchester Art Gallery

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Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: 0161 235 8888
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural...
Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural destinations. It recently underwent a £35million expansion and refurbishment that transformed the museum into a world-class gallery displaying many of the city’s most important fine and decorative art works. The collection covers more than six centuries of work, but the museum is best known for its 19th century British paintings.
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It's brilliant and it's free!

Nice art, and a nice cafe. Lounges and plants make it a very relaxed environment. The art collection at was Chinese art at the time

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice art, and a nice cafe. Lounges and plants make it a very relaxed environment. The art collection at was Chinese art at the time

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Then this isthe place to be... light airy galleries, and not too much as to be overwhelming, and time to sit and look in awe at some truly wonderful works of art, and not just the Pre-Raphelites

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited with my other half during a day out in Manchester. Having wandered past the building hundreds of times, I thought it was time to look inside. Don't be put of by the size of the initial old sandstone building, the museum continues further back into a modern building. Plenty to keep your artistic juices flowing. We spent an hour... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited art gallery in Manchester during our Easter holiday, 2015. We love the collection of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's paintings.

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Summerseat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wow - what a difference in space and lighting - and time. A wonderful feeling of floating through the Art and the Gallery, while overlooking the gardens. It gave you a feeling of what is to come - the scope for development is great. A leap into the present and the future. I am looking forward to the next stage.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Manchester Art Gallery is very convenient to the city center, and has a very nice collection of paintings and sculptures from the 1500's to modern. The museum was easy to navigate, and though it was on several floors, it did not take a very long time to take a look at all the exhibit halls. A couple hours there is... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

So nice and quiet, lovely art, love it! Familys friends a couple or on your own. Easy to get around and helpful staff.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the front steps had bags of snowdrops put there by the National trust to commemorate the first world war. Lovely. Also a great selection of local art including the painting of a dead lion on the logo for Tate and Lyle. Very helpful staff,informative.

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I hesitated to title this 'nice place to visit' as 'nice' can be such a damning word but it was nice. Lovely building, good selection of items on display and an enjoyable way to pass a bit of time whilst visiting the city. Collection not going to set the art world on fire but still a worth a look.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Something in this place for all and fantastic value and service in the cafe.The art gallery is free and we saw the fantastic tapestries by Grayson Perry when they were exhibited here. It is a very welcoming place and the staff are extremely helpful without being pushy,anything you want to know ask them.

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