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Manchester Art Gallery

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Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number: 0161 235 8888
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural...

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.

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Didn't expect much, got pleasant surprise.

I had a few hours to spare and decided to go in not expecting much. First I was received by very friendly staff that gave me a little explanation of what was available and which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Alejandro G
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a few hours to spare and decided to go in not expecting much. First I was received by very friendly staff that gave me a little explanation of what was available and which galleries were closed. Spent more than two hours of beauty and calm I almost forgot I had other things to do.

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England
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It can be patchy in quality - it depends on what's been exhibited, so for example a recent exhibition of WW2 paintings was excellent.

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Thank EnglandAriel
Taree
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Art Gallery has an interesting collection of art. The gift shop is quite good when looking for gifts to take home.

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Thank organicchook
North Wales, UK
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101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to pop in to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The gallery houses a stunning collection with some of the most well known pre raphaelite art on display. Free entry, but visitors are encouraged to leave a donation to help with the gallery's running costs. Give it a go, even if you're not... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice spaces though the layout is slightly unusual. Interesting collections which aren't really joined up too well. There are a few contemporary works chucked in in the historic sections; I get that the curator was going for juxtaposition and relation but it ends up feeling a bit... random. Overall worth a look though I was slightly disappointed.

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Thank CyuutBen
North West England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A most interesting place and not just somewhere to go on a very wet day. Tram works mean a bit of a walk to front door and the 20minute web site advertised tour does not seem to happen. Nobody knew anythig about it and an e mail request for details had not been answered after 48 hours. Cafe good. Toilets... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a collection...staff very help full and went out of their way to explain some treasures.Coffee shop downstairs is good value for money. and free admision

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Thank charlesabela
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to be honest I'm not the most cultured man when it comes to art but I did enjoy this gallery. I quite happily spent a good half hour/40 mins in here which is really impressive for somebody not overly keen on art. Hey you can't knock anything thats free either can you?

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Thank MrLiamMitchell
Reading
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of variety in the paintings on display. Shame the modern galleries were between exhibitions. One of the best museum shops, very little trash but lots of interesting items and mostly at reasonable prices.

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Thank Gerob76
Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good gallery with some fantastic paintings. Holman-Hunter's Christ in his workshop was very striking. Showing a hint of Jesus' early adult life. Marshall Ney's rear guard also very profound. And a very early Banksy slipped in there as well amongst the old masters. Worth a trip.

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