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Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England (Manchester City Centre)
0161 235 8888
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Ranked #6 of 124 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural destinations. It recently underwent a £35million expansion and refurbishment that... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I last visited the gallery in the 1970s. What a transformation has taken place. The Gallery is now light and spacious with a new extension at the back which has enabled them to spread out. We visited during the Radical Figures: Post-war British Figurative Painting show, with work from Bacon, Freud and Hockney, Euan Uglow and others. Absolutely excellent. In... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a quick pop in on a recent day in Manchester. It is free and is worth a wander as they have some great modern and ancient art. Nice coffee shop and book shop.

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Manchester, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Central, nice cafe and most exhibitions are free. well worth a visit if you are in Manchester and can drag yourself away from the shops.

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Lake District
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a great place to visit you can get lost for hours, the cotton fashions display covering the 60's was very informative far rather come here again than the Imperial War Museum, far more informative! Definately worth another visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On a very rainy summer day the gallery on Mosley Street had a mixture of visitors. Some came in out of the heavy August rain, others were tourists and some were local art lovers and students. One art student sat sketching her favourite portraits. The staff were welcoming and helpful, and the smell of food from the cafe was enticing.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is where I want to get married! I love the stateliness of the building, the huge gilt frames, beautiful dark-painted rooms and giant lavish paintings. My favourite is the drowned Ophelia, which is a defintae must--see. Easy to lose yourself wandering round for a few hours, go and have a peer.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved this gallery, especially the contemporary art. Great location, lovely building in great city. Will visit again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a jewel in Manchester's crown. Bright and airy, a good cafe, clean toilets. The exhibition area's are changed quite frequently, so I find there's always something new for me to ponder at. Free entry, donations can be given. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Manchester.

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I try and pop into the Art Museum everytime I visit Manchester. I like the general feel of the museum. The staff are very friendly and smile a lot. The galeries are well organised and there is some additions every time I go. The temporary exhibitions are changed regularly.My favourites are the two Caneletto's. I really like his work. The... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Manchester Art Gallery is as good as any in England. It's centrally located so very easy to get to. It's well worth a visit.

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