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The Lowry

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Address: | Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
Phone Number: +44 843 208 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a...

Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant, souvenir gift shop and Salford’s Tourist Information Centre. With a huge variety of performances, The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.Gallery entry is free and you can enjoy the work of one of the nation's favourite artists, LS Lowry, in changing exhibitions of his work which we hope will offer some surprises. At the same time, experience work by artists of local, national and international renown to compliment our Lowry exhibitions. There's always something new and refreshing to see in our galleries.With family fun throughout the building, guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, plus participatory activity for all ages, The Lowry is a great day out.

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absolutely love this place. my favourite shops are gap and next. it's always clean and never too crowdy which makes it easier to branch with a pram

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

absolutely love this place. my favourite shops are gap and next. it's always clean and never too crowdy which makes it easier to branch with a pram

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first half was his excellent show then the second half was a audience hypnotherapy session for healing purposes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The art gallery had nice art and is well presented, we appreciated it very much. The shops and architecture, however, make you feel a bit depressed due to the lack of style and personal touch.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My grandkids are 9 and 4 and both enjoyed looking at the art and trying to copy some of the lowrys. Staff very helpful when children asked questions cafe food ok very close to shops and imperial war museum so can make a day of it. Sadly now have to pay for parking and this was reflected by how quiet... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely building small but no problem seeing stage. Friendly staff close to resturants and lowery shopping centre

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only can you attend theatre performances here, you can experience fine dining. Additionally you can also visit the permanent collection of L S Lowry paintings, enjoy the art themed gift shop, whilst drinking coffee and 'watching the world go by'!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Lowry with friends at the weekend. It was easy to park and not crowded. We had a snack in the centre before we looked around the gallery. My friend loves Lowry and found it very interesting and we spent a long time looking at the paintings. The gallery is well laid out and the staff very helpful... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb collection of acts by amateur dramatic societies based on their choice of a musicsl. Lots of singing and dancing and acting in this great venue. Two theatres and exhibition spaces plus restaurant and bar/coffee shop and retail shop too. Lots of top class shows and events for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at 4.30 on Sunday not realising the gallery closed at 5pm. We had a quick view of the Lowry gallery and saw lots of interesting drawings and paintings by the great man. The gallery is free to visit but donations are invited. Well worth a visit with lots of information provided about the artist and his life. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to walk and relax. Very close vicinity to Old Trafford which is always a plus. :) We had good summer weather and sun ☀ which is good for Manchester! :)

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