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Manchester Art Gallery

Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: 0161 235 8888
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This is situated in the town centre, and has big halls displaying many art pieces. Upstairs there are hands on stuff, which can keep the kids busy. There is a gift shop downstairs to buy souvenirs.

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Trondheim
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Spent 2 hours at the museum. They have exhibisions on 3 floors;, costumes (hot coture from the 1950's), more modern dresses, pictures from different periods and also devided in themes, art from different wars, a play room for kids, kafe at the museum, easy for handicaped people to get around, nice and clean toilets, and facilities for babies, museum shop.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Just loved this place.. Spend a few hours here. Took so many photos and the arts and collections were just fantastic. They had special exhibitions also going on at that time. So it was amazing to see the World War history and get an insight to it. Even for fashion lovers, it is a must go place. You would just... More 

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Appleton, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful Sunday afternoon with afternoon tea booked at the gallery after a good wander around to look at some of the wonder works. The current 'Sensory War' exhibition is well worth a visit, as are the standard works on show... The afternoon tea itself was ok, we were late in the day so things were slightly stale, but... More 

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Manchester
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place to have a wander round when you have time, the exhibitions are great and the staff are very friendly and helpful and they have a good cafe too

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited the gallery for afternoon tea in the cafe usuing a voucher we had bought. We sat at a little table with crisp white tablecloth and napkins., very quaint real china cups and saucers already on the table. Then came a lovely little china teapot each with our choice of teas which they kept refiling duruing our time there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is better than my expectation, anyway. There are multiple themes and forms of art in the gallery. Vintage dressing is brilliant and printings are classified reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I Visited the 'The Sensory War 1914-2014' exhibition and I was really impressed. I think it was a very powerful exhibition and I did tear up a little on the pieces done by the survivors of the Hiroshima Atomic bomb. I think it is a pretty important exhibition for people to see, and I am very much planning to get... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

- An excellent , varied gallery featuring the contemporary but also reflecting Manchester's cultural heritage.Unexpectedly we were able to have a personal tour of the current exhibition featuring reflections on war and its impact which was most informative and moving. We also enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelite galleries and hope to return to spend more time exploring. The tearoom provided a restful... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took two of our grandchildren, aged 6 and 9. We had a lovely day. There are so many lovely pieces of art to discuss with children. In the Clore gallery they enjoyed the practical activities. A really nice friendly environment.

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