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The Lowry

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Address: Pier 8 | Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
Phone Number: 0843 208 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a...
Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant, souvenir gift shop and Salford’s Tourist Information Centre. With a huge variety of performances, The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.Gallery entry is free and you can enjoy the work of one of the nation's favourite artists, LS Lowry, in changing exhibitions of his work which we hope will offer some surprises. At the same time, experience work by artists of local, national and international renown to compliment our Lowry exhibitions. There's always something new and refreshing to see in our galleries.With family fun throughout the building, guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, plus participatory activity for all ages, The Lowry is a great day out.
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The Place to Go for Insights into Lowry's Art

This was one of the high spots of a recent trip to Manchester. Not only did we have the benefit of an excellent introductory talk (these were at noon and 2 pm), but the gallery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the high spots of a recent trip to Manchester. Not only did we have the benefit of an excellent introductory talk (these were at noon and 2 pm), but the gallery has examples of the full range of Lowry's Art, including haunting seascapes I had never seen before. In addition, there is a corridor outside the... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The galleries were very impressive with 100s of Lowrys wonderful and weird paintings. The displays gave a great incite to his upbringing and life as an artist. Great venue and hope to re-vist to watch a show / concert in the near future!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the Lowry with our 10-year old. We loved the first gallery of modern art and had an amazing time with the graphite ball - great to see how kids just 'got it' immediately whilst adults hovered around not too sure what to do! The Lowry collection was superb and again I liked the interactive... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went to see Wicked with friends Venue is a horseshoe so no one misses anything, drinks were extortionate (£14 for 3 ciders) as tickets for the show cost £45 a shot! Main prob was staff are over enthusiastic with enforcing rules, example lady on crutches climbing steps, someone kindly held out their phone to light her way, staff threatened to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visit here at least once per month for shows and never disappointed. Parking is easy to find although getting out after the show can be a bit of a long wait but we are never in a rush. On arriving there are plenty of staff to show you to where you need to go so there is never a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We love the Lowry, the prices are so much better, as a single parent I love taking my son to the theatre and we can afford to go here. Xmas shows for the younger kids are amazing, normally local drama sets but there in a small theatre, intimate and brilliant interaction. We've been to some of the big productions and... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Been here with a couple of friends to see a show and it was lovely! Enjoyed it much and had a good view even tho was further back.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Our 3 children aged between 7 and 12 weren't looking forward to the visit but loved the graphite ball and couldn't get enough of it. The attendants were very friendly and the pictures excellent.

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beit haemek, israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

the lowry gallery has a good selection of lowry's pictures and you get a good understanding of his life and work. beside it is a general gallery with special exhibits. the building is interesting, and you can have a nice stroll around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had visited the Lowry exhibition at the Tate 2 years ago but this gallery surpasses it. Most Lowry art on display anywhere in the world and exhibitions change regularly as my husband who had been 18 months ago says he saw a lot he had not seen before. There are a lot of sketches and earlier and later works... More 

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