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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 127 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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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I enjoy the arts and crafts section of the art gallery and there are some really interesting exhibitions on. There is also a great shop on site and there is now also the facility to hold weddings at the art gallery!

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. There was a display of 50s women's clothes, which was great to see. Arts and crafts, very interesting. Plenty of paintings and an exhibition of Ryan Gander's work which made me think!! Great coffee shop with delicious, large slices of cake. Well worth a visit and it is free.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Tremendous selection of local and international exhibits. No entry fee with a good layout. Will definitely return.

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Leeds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great collection of fine art in a great building and completely free! Mainly classical and a wonderful collection of Pre-Raphaelite.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spent 4 hours here yesterday and yet we still didn't get time to visit all the rooms nor try out the café but I strongly recommend that if you're visiting Manchester drop in and see this collection. The Pre Raphaelite room is not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Impromptu visit to Manchester Art Gallery, some spectacular pieces of art in an extensive display housed in several gallery areas. Very impressed with the art but a little disappointed in some areas due to poor lighting, some paintings were barely lit at all. Overall we were very pleased to have visited, its free to enter and we would recommend it... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A mix of what I would call classic art in that I can tell what it is and the other stuff. Really well laid out, as it seems to go on for eve, like an Aladins cave.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful art work - some pieces are so stunning. Well worth a visit n literally on the doorstep of Piccadilly Gardens though some people are totally unaware of this stunning building. A must visit.

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a go today with my wife. Good art collection by British artistes across the centuries. The galleries were also well laid out. There were also plenty of chairs for the visitors to sit and enjoy the paintings. We had a nice time there overall.

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The best part of the collection is the pre-raphaelites, but it has a bit of impresionist art and victorian. Definitely worth visiting.

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