Manly Art Gallery and Museum

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Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Manly Art Gallery and Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
About
The vibrant and creative cultural hub of the Northern Beaches, Manly Art Gallery and Museum presents a creative program of changing visual arts and museum exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions include touring exhibitions and wonderful examples of contemporary and indigenous art. We have a beautiful gift shop selling souvenirs from the Gallery as well as a unique collection of cards and other items made by local artists. Check the website to see what exhibitions are on, or just come on over on the ferry and enjoy the Gallery
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The area
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Neighborhood: Manly
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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Johnnie1948
Clontarf, Australia296 contributions
Free entry and great exhibitions
Mar 2021 • Solo
I went there to kill some time and was very pleasantly surprised by the layout and exhibits. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

All in all time well spent.
Written March 7, 2021
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Julie P
Hitchin176 contributions
Great current art
Mar 2020
A visit on a very wet day that was excellent and worthwhile to see some local artists. It’s not really what I would call a museum which was a selection of art pottery
Written April 5, 2020
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graemerk
Brisbane, Australia171 contributions
Excellent location for an exhibition
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited the Gallery to view a wonderful exhibition of pen drawings by an iconic Australian artist. Excellent display in a beautiful location overlooking the harbour
Manly at its very best!
Written March 7, 2020
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Thank you for taking a moment to write a review Graeme. We also think our beautiful location adds to the experience of our visitors.
Written March 8, 2020
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PeakinDarien
Canberra54 contributions
Not worth the detour unless you are keen on ceramics
Feb 2020
They have a great collection of ceramics except that it is not curated, so that you don't know when any of it was made and by whom.
As for the rest, there is a real paucity of content, but this deficient content takes up a lot of space that could be better used, for example with the ceramics decently displayed..
The shop is nice.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback. Our exhibition changes regularly so please drop by again and you may like the current exhibition better.
Written February 13, 2020
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nick164
Sydney, Australia2,047 contributions
Small, but some interesting exhibits.
Nov 2019 • Friends
In my view it’s more of an art gallery than museum, but definitely worth a visit none the less. Staff were welcoming and friendly. There were a couple exhibits on during our visit (Nov 2019) incl a collection of Northern Beaches photos from the 20th century. All items are well signed, with detailed explanatory notes. They also have a small ceramics collection on display. Entry is free.
Written November 6, 2019
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Peter
Glasgow, UK2,805 contributions
Decent
Nov 2019 • Couples
Free entry was a good start.
Smart building with some interesting art.
Two rooms of not very great black and white photos.
Written November 6, 2019
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Kirkcaldylad
North Lanarkshire, UK1,701 contributions
Small but interesting.
Nov 2019 • Couples
It seemed to me that this is more gallery and less of a museum. There is a large collection of ceramics displayed mainly in one room but other contemporary pieces are scattered around. Interesting photographs of local interest. Worth a few minutes at least.
Written November 6, 2019
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Sara S
246 contributions
Stop by between lunch and the beach!
Sep 2019
Robust collection for such a small space. If you're stopping into Manly Wharf to make your way to the beach, grab a bite and check this place out before hiking beach side. The art is a mix of photography, paintings, charcoals, mixed media, and pottery. Best of all? It's free so it's no ding to your pocket even if you don't find the art to suit your liking.
Written September 29, 2019
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Thanks for taking a moment to let us know what you thought. We love hearing people’s reactions to our exhibitions.
Written September 30, 2019
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AngusMilly
82 contributions
Well presented and some lovely art works
Jul 2019 • Family
Very well presented gallery with some stunning works from a range of artists (including some locals) and a room for display of ceramics. Lovely place to visit and very close (4 min walk from Manly Wharf).
Written July 14, 2019
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Chris Abbott
Manly, Australia784 contributions
Amazing gallery
Jul 2019 • Friends
Love popping in here. Always have great displays from various collections. They show lots of local exhibitors
Written June 30, 2019
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Lovely to hear you’re a regular visitor. Thanks for taking a moment to pop a review on TA
Written July 1, 2019
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Manly Art Gallery and Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 AM