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Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England (Manchester City Centre)
0161 235 8888
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Ranked #5 of 118 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I recently visited Manchester Art Gallery with my mum whilst on an overnight stay. What I particularly like about this Gallery is the mix of exhibitions they have - everything to suit all tastes from those with a preference for traditional art through to those who enjoy more contemporary art. An easy gallery to visit and dip into.

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Midland, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I could have spent all day in this lovely place. I especially enjoyed the detailed explanations included along side each piece. They also had a marvelous textile artist's work on display . The most amazing thing that happened though, was an experience in the ladies wash room. I was keeping two 50 pound notes in my pants pocket so as... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a firm Manchester favourite. There are permanent displays and also changing displays so there is always something new to see. I love the classic paintings on the first floor, the information with the paintings is really interesting and best of all it's FREE! You can pay to go in the upstairs gallery and there's a nice cafe downstairs.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is my all time favourite get-away hidey-hole in the city. I usually come here when the city gets a bit too much, and I just need a breather. And it's my go to place for all things Greyson Perry, who I discovered here and finally got me 'into' art. I like the permanent pre-Raphaelite gallery best, it has some... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It is a lovely gallery that is constantly changing. It has both traditional and modern artists. If you want to have a look at the height of art scene during the industrial revolution and the creation of the world's first industrial city then this is the place

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Only had an hour to spare in the city after a conference, but I'm so glad I fitted in this lovely free gallery. I particularly like the Pre-Raphaelites and there are some excellent examples - Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Holman Hunt etc. Also modern pieces intermingled in an innovative way. And a wide range of other painti8ngs I didn't have time to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

the freedom to view various painting in peace and quite and be able to appreciate what was on offer exhibiting at the time. The gallery was clean and presentable and no one looking over your shoulder it was an afternoon visit so was a little quieter.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Free to enter and always worth a visit. There is a static display of art and then changing exhibitions through the year which are always interesting to see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great collection displayed in a variety of ways relevant to the material. Lots of hands on for kids as well as activities and workshops regularly. took a group of students with learning difficulties and the staff were very accommodating.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I like the display, expositions, staff help, facilities. The museum is alive. It is always something new and interesting.

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