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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 118 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Free to enter and always worth a visit. There is a static display of art and then changing exhibitions through the year which are always interesting to see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great collection displayed in a variety of ways relevant to the material. Lots of hands on for kids as well as activities and workshops regularly. took a group of students with learning difficulties and the staff were very accommodating.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I like the display, expositions, staff help, facilities. The museum is alive. It is always something new and interesting.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great Gallery to visit for all ages and tastes. Contemporary works alongside Pre-Raphaelite paintings, ceramics and a section for young children. Lovely airy building. A little smaller than usual. Lifts available. Great shop and the Restaurant well worth a visit. Changing exhibitions. Well curated. A very enjoyable visit for all.

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81 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Like this gallery especially with the display being renewed often. Hence always worth a visit in town and close to the centre, throw away from Piccadilly and china town. Like the way the building is constructed too. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful too. Free to enter but a donation is always welcome.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of my favourite places in Manchester. Special exhibitions, coffee rooms, excellent exhibits. Easy to get to, free entrance, an absolute bargain day out.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The museum has a nice, though not very large collection of paintings. I have found there some paintings by my favourite pre-raphaelites. The best thing - the gellery is not crowded, there is an atmosphere to enjoy all it's treasures. And there is a cloakroom where you can leave things in the locker, which is convenient.

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Derbyshire
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A really different and exciting exhibition - the pink ostrich feathered helicopter is fabulous and all the works really change the whole feel of the gallery, turning it into a textured treasure trove

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There was little bit of everything for everyone at the gallery from modern to classic. There was also a lot to see for free there. The shop is great too.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Enjoyed the Grayson Perry Vanity of Small Differences tapestries hugely back in January so returned for the sculpture exhibition this month. Wonderful drawings and sculptures and all in such a lovely space - and for free. What's not to like?

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