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Manchester Art Gallery

Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: 0161 235 8888
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Ranked #6 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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...
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Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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North wales
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went to look specifically at Work and it exceeded our expectations. We stayed in that one gallery for a very long time. However we did have cake and coffee which was also excellent.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

It was a rainy day on a visit to Manchester so it seemed a good idea to pop into the Art Gallery. There are various themes in the different galleries, one covering portraits, one with Dutch and Flemish paintings, paintings from the Victorian era etc. I will certainly have a wander round again, it is a lovely building and there... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A nice way to spend an hour or two - we found the war-time visuals of particular interest...if gruesome - but what was especially poignant was the written-wall-introduction as you enter the war rooms. This drew our attention to the cataclysmic life -changer that is war... Ordinary people leaving their ordinary homes and lives and who find themselves in a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I come a few times a year for exhibitions, free. World-class paintings always on display, and the Manchester gallery is always worth a visit.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Lots of art exhibits with extra exhibitions which change regularly. There is a very good section for children where they can draw and save their work to a computer system with a soft play area.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Presumably very good but not really with kids. I guess that's a known thing but as we live in the sticks we thought we'd try. Ours(7&9) were bored , with a World War inspired exhibition and lots of breasts it wasn't particularly appropriate. Nice layout and displays just not for kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was a lovely surprise with lots to enjoy. A mixture of styles and really enjoyed some paintings that I had only seen as photographs.There are some large paintings that are pretty impressive and a range of themes inducing the ocean, people, animals etc.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

By chance we were walking past and just popped in to have a look. Boy where we glad we did what a fantastic exhibition on a war theme will definitely be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went to the sensory war exhibition, having been round the permanent exhibits quite recently too. The museum is great, feeling welcoming and easy to navigate, and the mix of temporary exhibitions is very good. You can dip in and out too which is useful for the more intense parts (thinking about the sensory war exhibit).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

An inspiring place to visit. Often visit when I have time or when they have a new exhibition. Highly recommended!

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