Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL 0161 235 8888

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 9 February 2011

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Where: Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL – 0161 235 8888   map

When: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm.


What: Manchester Art Gallery is one of the region’s most popular cultural destinations, attracting over 400,000 visits each year. Between 1998 and 2002, a £35million refurbishment and expansion programme transformed the venue into a world-class gallery for Manchester. Since then, Manchester Art Gallery has won many awards and has developed a national reputation for its high quality, audience focused services.

Manchester Art Gallery houses many of the city’s most important fine and decorative art works, which have been Designated as being of national importance. The collection covers over six centuries up to the present day, but they are especially renowned for our 19th century British paintings. Particular visitor favourites include the collection of major Pre-Raphaelite works and the impressionistic paintings of Adolphe Valette.

Visitors can also enjoy a diverse programme of changing exhibitions, ranging from historic to cutting edge contemporary art, photography, design, decorative art and family friendly exhibitions.

Manchester Art Gallery welcomes families and offer a range of family-friendly facilities and a  year-round events programme. To help visitors learn more about our collection or art in general, they also offer a wide range of tours, talks and workshops for adult learners, as well as programmes for schools and colleges and community groups.

Visitors can relax in the gallery cafe or browse in the shop for art related gifts and cards.

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