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“A Treasure Trove!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery
Ranked #8 of 171 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate.
Glasgow
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“A Treasure Trove!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Manchester Art Gallery is always top of my "to do" list when I visit the city. I never tire of it.

It's not massively big, so even if you've only got a couple of hours to spare, you'll still see lots of good things - and it has a nice, calm feel to it.

The paintings range from contemporary works right back to C17th and there are also sculptures, ceramics and items of furniture, including some beautiful writing desks, dotted throughout the galleries.

The adjoining Gallery of Craft and Design is housed in a beautiful former theatre and has all sorts of interesting and sometimes quirky exhibits, like the collection of enamel boxes, a couple of dolls houses and miniature shops.

But the highlight for me is the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery: what a collection, including Holman Hunt's extraordinary "Light of the World".

A lovely art gallery, definitely well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“If you love the Pre-Raphaelite's then you'll love this gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

This art gallery really packs a punch. I think it has, if not every one of my favourite Pre-Raphaelite paintings, then almost every one. The shop is good also, with items for sale that have been made by current artists/artisans.

Visited October 2013
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Waterford, Ireland
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“paradise for art lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

fantastic gallery .Got to see the work of local artist Lowry whom a lot of people only heard of in the song -matchstalk men! Artists. working to restore damaged paintings make very interesting way to spend some of your time here .You could spend all day here and still. probably not see everything .The building itself is fabulous piece of architecture

Visited September 2013
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“great centrally located art gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

popped in for a quick hour and stayed longer. a nice feeling of space with not too many exhibits to crowd out your senses. Had a good chat with one of the custodians who pointed out details I might otherwise have missed and directed me to a couple of pieces worth further examination. A free bus stop (number 3) outside and also very close to St Peter's Square tram this is an excellent stop off if you want some peace in this busy city centre. I'll definitely return and visit the other galleries I missed today.

Visited September 2013
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“Excellant Free Museum :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Love the art museum in manchester, there's so much to look at.
And to make it even better its free. Definetly worth a visit!!

Visited September 2013
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