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“An interesting afternoon of culture”

Manchester Art Gallery
Ranked #17 of 193 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. Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and contemporary pieces. We are famous for 19th century British paintings, particularly our outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. Our decorative arts collections showcase the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilizations to today’s designer makers. Our collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. We constantly renew and update our collections displays so you should discover something new every time you visit. And, we're free to visit!
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Impromptu visit to Manchester Art Gallery, some spectacular pieces of art in an extensive display housed in several gallery areas. Very impressed with the art but a little disappointed in some areas due to poor lighting, some paintings were barely lit at all.
Overall we were very pleased to have visited, its free to enter and we would recommend it as a very interesting place to visit innthe city centre.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

A mix of what I would call classic art in that I can tell what it is and the other stuff. Really well laid out, as it seems to go on for eve, like an Aladins cave.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Beautiful art work - some pieces are so stunning. Well worth a visit n literally on the doorstep of Piccadilly Gardens though some people are totally unaware of this stunning building. A must visit.

Thank Cheryl R
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Had a go today with my wife. Good art collection by British artistes across the centuries. The galleries were also well laid out. There were also plenty of chairs for the visitors to sit and enjoy the paintings. We had a nice time there overall.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

The best part of the collection is the pre-raphaelites, but it has a bit of impresionist art and victorian. Definitely worth visiting.

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