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Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
+44 161 235 8888
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Surprised to see Spider-Man in the foyer!

I visited the art gallery by myself whilst waiting for somebody. Being a Sunday morning it was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
claire0nthem0ve
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Love this gallery

We'd not been here for years and thought we'd get the train into Manchester for a post-Christmas... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RecliningBuddah
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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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 contemporary pieces. We are famous for 19th century British paintings, particularly our outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. Our decorative arts collections showcase the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilizations to today’s designer makers. Our collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. We constantly renew and update our collections displays so you should discover something new every time you visit. And, we're free to visit!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the art gallery by myself whilst waiting for somebody. Being a Sunday morning it was very quiet and I felt like I owned the place a bit! I didn't visit all of the exhibitions but enjoyed what I did see. There was a...More

Thank claire0nthem0ve
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We'd not been here for years and thought we'd get the train into Manchester for a post-Christmas day out (and it's free!). We really enjoyed the gallery - lots of wonderful artwork. I remembered last time that 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' massive painting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited on our last 2 trips to Manchester. Some great permanent exhibitions and on both visits we have enjoyed the temporary exhibits too. Would definitely recommend putting aside at least a couple of hours for a visit. Its free entry with a box...More

Thank Beverley T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice thing to do during the day. Free entry with lots of amazing paintings. Wasn't too busy during the day so had time to really look at everything. Would definitely recommend visiting when in the area.

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. It's small enough to be doable in 3 hours or you can stay longer if you break up your visit with a great lunch in their cafe. Their temporary exhibitions are always interesting. We must give a special mention to John,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

English paintings, mainly from 1800.... Small, but well displayed paintings. One gallery was under preparation for an upcoming exhibition. Very nice and elegant collection.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Walker in Liverpool very regularly but for reasons unknown never Manchester. It is a really nice gallery very well laid out and organised. It is a cosy museum very well organized in sections dependant upon your interest. It has a very good restaurant...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester Art Gallery is one of the great provincial art galleries, with a fine permanent collection and at least two temporary collections at any one time. Most famous are probably the works of Victorian painters culminating in the works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came he with my family of 4, had a wonderful time. So much to see, some of the art is just out of this world, kids loved it to!

Thank dave j
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free on entry but donations are always helpful! The numerous floors of art are actually pretty surprising! The building itself stands so prominent slap bang in the centre of Manchester amongst much newer buildings at either side but still manages somehow to hold on to...More

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Bernard J
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.
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November 15, 2017|
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Not on site.
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Lewisjohn98
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Verrucci | Reviewed this property |
As others have rightly said it's free! Incredible value, well worth a donation.
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