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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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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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Back again to enjoy this delightful gallery

We visited a couple of years ago now and enjoyed it very much. This time around we were with friends who loved it too. We had a leisurely two hours looking at the paintings, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited a couple of years ago now and enjoyed it very much. This time around we were with friends who loved it too. We had a leisurely two hours looking at the paintings, with plenty of space and seating to make it a pleasant experience. The shop is good, with a range of things to buy. I was disappointed... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved Emily Allchurch's lightbox series, Tokyo Story and Tokaido Road, which pays homage to Utagawa Hiroshige. Worth a visit, free (donations accepted).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Removed back to Manchester after living away for many years. The Art Gallery was the first place I wanted to connect to again. It was a fabulous experience. Saw many pictures from difference era's. It is a wonderful place. The art is amazing. I recommend a visit.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Large chunks of the museum were closed during our visit. However, we had only gone to see the Pre-Raphaelite gallery and weren't disappointed. Highlight was the Holman Hunt pictures.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Two tier service. Adjacent to the counter you can have full afternoon tea on a table with a crisp cloth on it. Note however that you do have to book for that. We were a little embarassed as the signage indicating this was the case was not very prominent. However the advice that we needed to book in advance to... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went in with only 40mins before closing time but managed to see quite a lot, On our next visit to Manchester we will go earlier and have longer in there,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have visited before and enjoyed the exhibitions and paintings etc so much. Today however we visited for Afternoon tea as well which was a living social voucher and had a wonderful time. The service in the cafe was excellent- nothing too much trouble and very attentive and top up tea too! Well done Manchester Art Gallery it is such... More 

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Colnbrook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very nice feel to the gallery, modern but with a historical feel to it. Many different types of art to discover and the gallery is child friendly. The staff seemed very knowledgeable and helpful when asked about the exhibition. The cafe is also very reasonably priced, worth a tea break!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

it is a a small gallery. compare to London's galleys but has a nice and interesting collections Parking is an issue- so look for it in advance

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Sulby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Art Gallery well worth a visit. Pure quiet serenity and you can really lose yourself in the galleries selection of tasteful art.Lovely break for me in between meetings.

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