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Manchester Art Gallery

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Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: +44 161 235 8888
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim...

From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate.

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Good collection with some iconic paintings

Well worth a few hours browsing through their collection, there are some truly wonderful and iconic Victorian paintings. Plus they have good exhibitions. The coffee bar/restaurant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a few hours browsing through their collection, there are some truly wonderful and iconic Victorian paintings. Plus they have good exhibitions. The coffee bar/restaurant is good too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well laid out and curated art gallery, with a lovely cafe, delicious food and wine with excellent service.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I particularly enjoyed the pre-raphaelitte paintings and the 17th Century dutch seascapes. I recommend the tour which added greatly to our enjoyment

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent art museum. Really loved the variety of the exhibits especially the Pre-Raphaelites. Good costume display while we were in town. Also has a nice café with excellent cakes.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is a work of art ,the ceilings were breathtaking .A wide variety of paintingsfor all over the world ,well laid out with plenty of seating to enable you to really take in all you were seeing .Well worth a visit .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came looking for Lowry and discovered so much more. Modern artists unexpectedly interspersed with the old masters which was a nice touch. Staff were also really friendly and knowledgeable.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is well worth a visit especially since its renovation of a few years ago. There are special exhibitions but its chief importance lies in its collection of pre Raphaelite paintings and furniture. There are famous paintings here which should not be missed, especially Hunt's 'Light of the World'. Spend a pleasant hour here and use the cafe too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Manchester Art Gallery is absolutely fantastic!!!!! Their curatorial team is very creative and does a great job. Each room is themed roughly around a historic period, but they often include contemporary pieces that connect to that theme or period. It creates for a very enjoyable and interesting experience. Today I was fortunate enough to see the "Fashion & Freedom"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manchester Art Gallery integrates the traditional with the contemporary in creative ways. It is welcoming and user friendly, and presents some innovative exhibitions.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been into the art gallery for some years, but was very impressed by the changes! The room dedicated to the WW1 and WW2 artists was really evocative, the more traditional Victorian and pre raphaelite works were interesting. We checked out more rooms and then came across an interactive room for children! Wonderful!

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