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Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
0161 235 8888
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Ranked #8 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very comprehensive collection of art from a wide period. Staff were informative and helpful and informative. it was a haven of peace on a busy Saturday.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to Manchester Art Gallery several times but never fail to be inspired. It is an oasis in a busy world (even if there is a school trip!) and the cafe is good for refreshments.

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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Attended a friend's family wedding in this wonderful venue. The schedule run down were quite well organised. The ceremony was taken place in one of the exhibition room which was a bit warm when a hundred people sitting in. The cocktail reception with all arts works on display around you was one of the life time experience. Dinner was served... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They keep updating the art and I love it, it is fresh and varied. Plus the coffee is nice in the cafe!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Free! Great art gallery with interesting galleries and exhibitions. Excellent and thought provoking exhibition by Ryan Gander atm. Wonderful place to visit that won't cost you a penny.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Manchester art gallery is great place to take the kids, very educational and easy access from anywhere in Manchester. Beautiful art work and big airy spaces so never feel cramped. Nice café nearby, all in all well worth going as is free also.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This Museum is a must see if in Manchester as its so close to everything and you can go around it in a very short time. The art collection itself is excellent and features a lot of Victorian era art such as nudes by Etty. The collection is small but that adds to the charm, as almost every piece is... More

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Although not a large museum there is a lot to see and the collection is very varied. The Dutch and 19th century painting are worth coming for The Decorative Arts and Crafts area is also worth viewing

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Catlett, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Some really great art works here, spanning a very large time span. Some hidden gems here, both artwork and items as well. Wedgewood specimens are great. It is small so it wont take you very long. I read everything you could read on the walls and got done in a couple of hours. Take your time and enjoy this little... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I often bob into the gallery when in Manchester, to take some time to breathe, relax and look at some of my favourite works. The gallery has one of the best pre-raphaelite collections in the country - The Last Watch of Hero is just heart-achingly beautiful. At the other end of the spectrum, the modern art sculpture collection is fabulous... More

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