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Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England (Manchester City Centre)
0161 235 8888
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Ranked #6 of 121 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The art gallery is perfect in so many ways. What impressed me the most was the balance between interactive sites for children and more 'boring' exhibitions for adults. I visited the gallery with my two young sisters, aged 5 and 6. They enjoyed every second of it. The gallery is spread across several floors. The location is perfect, we actually... More

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lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Free,changing displays,family friendly, central location food in cafe a little on the expensive side

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Good cafe, nice choice of food and accommodating .one of the better museum cafés in town, normally not too busy.

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Chard
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17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited as part of a group and enjoyed the way the displays were presented, the range of paintings and other items was varied and there would be something for everyone here. Particularly enjoyed the cotton couture exhibit but then I am female!

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The first time I'd seen them in seen them in real life, and am not a big Pre-Raphaelite fan but very interesting

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Blackpool
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Time available was less than half a day to spare in Manchester, so after yum cha and a quick visit to Chinatown we decided to visit this art gallery next to it that we've just passed by in previous visits to Manchester over the years. And it surely seems we've been missing out. The paintings and artwork were well worth... More

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Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The art is well presented and every room caters a specific head line - and all for free. It even has a friendly café / restaurant and a nice shop. What I really missed was an audio guide for which I loved to pay a rental fee if only it would have been possible.

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Pontefract
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A gem of place. Had a great range of art on display covering all major periods. Well worth a visit if your in Manchester

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The old classical art and the modern side by side. It was free to enter and had bathroom facilities. Excellent way to spend two or three hours.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a lovely time, my son loved his visit. The shop was extremely reasonable due to its fair price policy which meant I could treat my son.

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