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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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Classical and modern art

Impressive collection of art in an attractive building, on just the right scale for a 1-2hr visit. Rotating displays / exhibitions complement the standard collections.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Impressive collection of art in an attractive building, on just the right scale for a 1-2hr visit. Rotating displays / exhibitions complement the standard collections.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Thought it was a small building, very much mistaken! So much larger once inside. Lots of lovely paintings. Especially liked "death of Christ" Loved lost gardens display.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As a stand alone building, the Art Gallery occupies a key place in the city. Victorian art, pottery, textiles and sculpture can be found here ,and the Pre-Raphaelites ,like in Birmingham are well represented. There are often small exhibitions of more recent works, and a good children's area.The Lost gardens feature is a brave attempt to bring Art outside the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Even though I'm not much into art, I found this place very interesting. It was next to the hotel, and we stopped by, having nothing else to do. There are a lot of great artwork here at display, and some really beautiful pieces.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Victorians did art lovers a favour when they established city art galleries, and Manchester has one of the best. Everything in there is wonderful, but I always go to re-visit the Victorian art rooms and especially the Pre-Raphaelite collection. Manchester has some of the most important examples - Holman Hunt's "The Shadow of Death", "The Hireling Shepherd", and early... More 

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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed browsing the galleries on a very hot day in Manchester. The lost gardens of Manchester feature was marred a bit by the construction work going on in the area - but that's not the gallery's fault. Didn't know they had such a pre-Raphaelite collection, including the ubiquitous Light of the World. A very relaxing and engaging morning.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This art museum was much better than I expected. Lots of Pre-Raphaelite art for those who like it. Only issue is that much of the museum was closed off as they were preparing for a new exhibition, but I can't really complain since the museum was free. This one is definitely worth checking out and the exhibit they were preparing... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very sensitively done with a great range of artefacts/exhibits which showed many different perspectives on the war. Manchester City Gallery seem to do a brilliant job of any exhibition they host, always worth a visit in my opinion.

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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not being an art gallery person I spent a couple hours here. Actually found it very interesting and managed to catch a Performance Capture event which was an informative insight into computer-generated moving image work.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been here quite a few times and keep coming back for more. Very beautiful art work here and I especially enjoy the upstairs section where they have artifacts (such as a mini Japanese dagger). Awesome

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Additional Information about Manchester Art Gallery

Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: 0161 235 8888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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