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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 - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Not knowing what attractions we were pointed here and we were not disapponted. It is not as big as other galleries but it is a lovely space and we enjoyed our time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Wicklow
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Not knowing what attractions we were pointed here and we were not disapponted. It is not as big as other galleries but it is a lovely space and we enjoyed our time.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The gallery has art for just about everyone from contemporary to modern art and it's not just for connaisseurs. It's great for when you have a couple of hours to spare.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely building, lots of galleries with some wonderful paintings by well-known artists as well as local artists. It's free to get in, although they ask for a donation. The cafe is also very good.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lots to see huge diversification in exhibits with excellent catering facilities. Liked the National Trust Garden section. It is larger than it looks from the outside allow yourself some hours to see everything.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited several times and usually take friends when they're only in town for a day or two. The permanent exhibits are always great to look over each time we come and our last visit had a really interesting film from the 1950s advertising cotton. Great for a rainy day!

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scotland
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit. Paintings through the ages well spaced out but easily seen if you don't have a lot of time. Good cafe for a tea or coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

nice little place, enough to see and to do without being bored, and needless to say it has some fab art aswell

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I really loved the building and I especially enjoyed the pre-raphaelite art. The exhibition of costumes was lovely too. Moreover, it is free and the food in the restaurant is fresh and tasty. Definitely worth a visit.

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Cheshire UK
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Only nipped in for half an hour but what we saw was magnificent. Great pieces of Art, well displayed, eye-catching concepts. Will take time to visit again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

a little bit of everything, from classical paintings to modern design, and in a beautiful building too

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