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Manchester Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Leonardo da Vinci's illustration

My wife and I visited the exhibition of da Vinci's illustrations to mark the 500th anniversary of... read more

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Andymeatman
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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popped in with little time but worth spending a lot longer there

We went to see the Lowry and Van Gogh. (Queen's collection touring the country). A 10 minute queue... read more

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Hazel S
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From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate. Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and...more
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My wife and I visited the exhibition of da Vinci's illustrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.They are amazing and would reccomend a visit. It is so hard to believe when he drew the pictures and the accuracy of the anatomical detai was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today

We went to see the Lowry and Van Gogh. (Queen's collection touring the country). A 10 minute queue but well worth the visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday, was lovely to have a walk around, only spent about 45 mins in there. My favourite was the banksy artwork. Only down side is that it filled up with kids very quickly and became very busy.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coincidentally just after my visit Country Life visited here & was a bit critical of what wasn't on display...not that this gallery is different from every gallery in the country. Don't despair however - there is an awful lot on display and you will recognise...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Martin H
MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, it’s great to hear your highlights. Our monthly First Wednesday late openings have in fact replaced our weekly Thursday Lates, we now have more events taking place on the First Wednesday of every month. You can find out more on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent gallery and free to get in. Well laid out, friendly staff and a guide leaflet. Mixture of modern and traditional architecture. Da Vinci drawings were a bonus, although there can sometimes be a queue to see them apparently.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BenandJasperthecats
MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this review! its fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings, the queues are much quieter during the week between 10.00- 11.30 am.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first visited Manchester Art Gallery last year. I've recently become a regular visitor to the city and now always try to find some time to visit this wonderful art gallery. There are some lovely pieces on display in the permanent collection including a room...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed our recent exhibitions!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good choice. Only had time to complete 2 floors. Going back next week and taking our son to do all floors.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hsstxaom
MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope your son enjoys it too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this amazing exhibition of the early drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. The detail was so exact, the subjects were mainly parts of the human body. Da Vinci was without doubt a master of his art. Well worth a visit if this interests you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret W
MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

He certainly was! Thank you for taking the time to review, we hope you visit us again. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing is on until 6 May 2019.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth an hour or two to see some great paintings and a set of fantastic Leonardo da Vinci sketches at the moment. Also surprised to see a token Banksy amongst the old Masters. Great cafe too apparently.

Date of experience: February 2019
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MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2nd visit and not my last. Welcoming informative and extensive , if I lived in Manchester I would be popping in every week for a cultural FIX.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jhon333
MCR_Art_Gallery, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That’s great to hear, thank you so much for this review!

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teganjaded
21 February 2019|
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Response from MCR_Art_Gallery | Property representative |
Photography is allowed in all of our exhibitions without flash.
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Response from 591nickyj | Reviewed this property |
Yes. At least I didn’t see any notices saying otherwise and took lots!
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Response from mikkjel_dag | Reviewed this property |
Walk if the weather's nice - 15 minutes top. But the tram is a wet-weather option.
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