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“Brialliant museum, very family friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
0161 235 8888
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Ranked #6 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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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 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.
Somerset, Uk
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“Brialliant museum, very family friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Well set out museum with some gorgeous Pre-Raphaelite art and a lovely cafe. Very family friendly.

Visited January 2012
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“Great paintings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Excellent gallery with some great paintings epecially the Lowry's and Pre-Raphaelites

Visited December 2011
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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“The highlight of a great day out in Manchester this summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I don't get over to Manchester as much as I should - it's a thriving city with a great atmosphere. The first time that I tried to visit Manchester Art Gallery was years ago, when it was closed for refurbishment, but it has been well worth the wait.

Here is a very brief selection of things that interested me - I hope to get back there very soon.

Visited August 2011
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

The art gallery is one of my most favourite venues when visiting Manchester.
We went on my birthday to see my favourite painting which is Drapers The Waterbaby, sadly it's in storage and has been for 10 years. The staff were great and even looked up the painting for me on the computer!!
The artwork is varied and enjoyable.
The cafe makes the best cup of tea in Manchester!!
The gallery shop is very nice too.

Visited December 2011
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“Ford Maddox Brown exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

I love Manchester Art Gallery and I wasn't disappointed with the exhibition. Well displayed and plenty of room to see the paintings and drawings at their best with good explanatory notes.
Excellent cafe as well.

Visited December 2011
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