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Manchester Art Gallery

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Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: 441612358888
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Today
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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A great couple of hours

I go back to the art gallery every 5 or 6 months. There are always interest exhibitions and even if the artwork doesn't inspire you the architecture and presence of the place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Andrew F
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I go back to the art gallery every 5 or 6 months. There are always interest exhibitions and even if the artwork doesn't inspire you the architecture and presence of the place is a nice way to spend the afternoon

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing building full of some of the most beautiful art, loved the staggering frames the art was displayed in. The Lowry section was interesting some I've not seen before. Loved the alphabet poetry of Manchester which includes images of years gone by up to recent times.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We held our firm's Christmas party at this location - over 150 people. Big enough to accommodate us yet still felt intimate enough to chat to people. Lovely ambience.

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Thank amhall2016
Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was impressed by the collection and the way it was hung in chronological order with more modern pieces inserted between them. The juxtaposition of the pieces was interesting and told me both about the modern and older pieces. The collection certainly contains some real gem. I also enjoyed the 100 years of Vogue exhibition. All in all well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience. Support local attractions. City centre and you can catch a meal nearby. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here on a rainy Sunday and it was a very nice experience, since they have a nice mixture of modern art and more classical one. The staff is friendly and helpful. The building itself is beautiful architectural art work. Highly recommended!

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Thank Martin B
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collection is not an outstanding one, but it offers representative paintings from every era and a chance to see works by English artists one might not find elsewhere.

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a Friday. It was raining outside so gallery was quite busy but still did not feel overcrowded. Guided tours available with pleasant and knowledgeable guides. We particularly liked the "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" exhibition which is worth a visit to the gallery on it's own. There are lifts and stairs to all floors including from... More 

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Newcsatle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In addition to the excellent art collection was a special exhibition of reconstructed fashion of the first world war together with Vogue magazine over its many colourful years

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Thank Ian M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great permanent collections in a stunning building and a great cafe. The late night events are also worth a visit!

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