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Manchester Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very Nice Museum

Perfect size and nice collection. Loved the exhibitions of contemporary and Nordic design. Nice... read more

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Michael P
Houston, Texas, United States
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Small but perfectly formed

A lovely gallery. Main area of note is the excellent collection of pre-Raphaelites. Worth spending... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate. Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and...more
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Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
+44 161 235 8888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect size and nice collection. Loved the exhibitions of contemporary and Nordic design. Nice building.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely gallery. Main area of note is the excellent collection of pre-Raphaelites. Worth spending a couple of hours, and it's free!

Thank Onewheeler
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many different types of art on display. A few L.S. Lowry as you would expect in Manchester. However the work in Manchester by another Artist Adolphe Valette is moving as it does really capture pre-war Manchester.

Thank J-Richard-Whitehead
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in front of Prince's Hotel the gallery is full of art sculptures and drawings. In the ground floor you can buy postcards with the same picture as the drawings.

Thank Eone P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd highly recommend coming here to kill an hour or so, especially if it's raining outside and you need to get inside. It's free, so you can't complain. Some of the art work is stunning, and the actual building is aesthetically pleasing too. I wouldn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a joy to be able to enjoy peace and calm in today's frenetic world. We were able to sit, look and relax whilst

Thank Marjorie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this gallery as the exhibitions are always varied so there is something for everyone. I also like that the permanent collection is altered. We met some really interesting visitors when we were looking around, that shared their enthusiasm and views on the paintings,...More

Thank Amelia Alice D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive way to kill 30 minutes. I would not go out of my way to visit here. If your walking by walk in, otherwise skip it!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually a wide range on display. I love this building and the way this gallery is laid out, it’s not so big that you get gallery fatigue but it’s big enough to spend an hour or so if not longer. The exhibitions always seem to...More

Thank CJ T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ended up here because it was raining and was glad of the happy chance. This is a small gallery, by some standards, but well laid out and fully accessible and free. On arrival I was made welcome by a staff member who gave me...More

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February 10, 2018|
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Response from mikkjel_dag | Reviewed this property |
Walk if the weather's nice - 15 minutes top. But the tram is a wet-weather option.
November 15, 2017|
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Response from BIG4241 | Reviewed this property |
Not on site.
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Eileen B | Reviewed this property |
No there is no fee for visiting but if you buy or donate in the box you help the gallery but it is purely voluntary hope it helps enjoy