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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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As good a gallery as any!

Love this gallery. Always a pleasure to visit, and saw an excellent exhibition of Grayson Perry Tapestries , an iconic set. So clearly curated with some quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Love this gallery. Always a pleasure to visit, and saw an excellent exhibition of Grayson Perry Tapestries , an iconic set. So clearly curated with some quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's amazing gallery. Small "garden" in front of the entrance and peace inside, right in the centre of a busy town. I was very surprised to find a small picture created by Banksy in the department of pre - Raphaelite paintings, in a red room. It's really worth to see.

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Bury, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

At the outlet i'm not a regular visitor to art galleries. Saying that, I had a few hours to spare in Manchester with my father and decided to drop in. The place is large and have to say not that well laid out. As a result, we found it easier to adopt a browse strategy. Strength seems to lie with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Popped in here today. They have a garden theme on at the moment, in conjunction with The National Trust. Lots of beautiful paintings to view and a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Go and visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had some time to kill prior to an event at 1300 hours so dropped in here! Was greeted by one of the staff who advised us what was on and where to start. Entrance was free however they ask for a donation of a few quid which is well worth it. There is plenty to see and spanning several ages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Thematic rather than chronological displays makes this a different way of looking at various art forms. Antiquity matched with modern tells an interesting story. Furniture from our childhood creates a new impression of what we lived though and now passes for vintage appreciation; not something that a 60 yo has yet come to acclimatise to in graceful aging. The portrait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great variety of British art in an excellent compact environment that is easy to negotiate and well displayed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Overprices and overrated. You have to serve yourself from a confusing display of food. Only the soup and bread are clearly marked. The tables are plain and do not fit in this beautiful building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A good collection my favourite being pieces by Thomas Gainsborough. Some exhibitions require payment, but in all lots of interesting art to look at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

the artwork didn't fascinate me too much but the contemporary and modern gallery was my favourite because there was lots of cool stuff with fun designs!

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