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Manchester Art Gallery

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Address: Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 235 8888
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim...

From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate.

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Ok, so Art is dependent on the eye of the beholder and so dependent on what's in show at the time. Well, what a great exhibition. Personally photographs really do it for me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so Art is dependent on the eye of the beholder and so dependent on what's in show at the time. Well, what a great exhibition. Personally photographs really do it for me, old, new, I just love them and the gallery had a lot on show from some very impressive and world famous photographers. Expertly showcased, I could have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try and get to the Gallery every time I visit Manchester. The temporary exhibitions are nearly always worth checking out, and the permanent exhibits also offer a great cross-selection of work. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the staff are very professional. The cafe and shop are also worth checking out.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the exhibit, as well as the paintings, some unusual pieces, but some are quite good. Free entrance, so ideal for anyone.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I call in here every now and again when in Manchester and have a spare moment. Amazing art and changing exhibitions

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibits, nice display of works of art, grouped according to periods of creation, with detailed explanations. We enjoyed discovering the gallery on a rainy afternoon. Our young son liked it too. Good shop and delicious cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a good bit more time, this year, to really take in all the fine assets of this fantastic and well run institution, right in the heart of town. Particularly impressive is Manchester's own collection of high quality Victorian art, and, of course, The Pre-Raphaelites. "Hylas and the Nymphs", one of my all-time favourites, by John William Waterhouse, truly... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent collection of paintings - I particularly like the pre-Raphaelites. Good shop and cafe too. A must for any tourists visiting the city.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed all the galleries and were very impressed with the children's interactive area. The member of staff came to talk to us and explained that we could take part in the interactive area as adults....we were looking for our granddaughter if we visit with her in future. The gallery is well set out - each area clean and plenty... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed wandering around the art gallery. Whilst not spectacular, there were some interesting exhibits. We also enjoyed a coffee and scone in the coffee shop

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to dodge the rain and very much enjoyed the eclectic mix of old and new. Well worth a visit

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