Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Museum
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A publicly owned art gallery opened in 1824, Manchester Art Gallery fills three buildings with both domestic and international art. The collection includes works by French Impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette, "The Picnic" by Wynford Dewhurst, and a Cezanne that depicts scenes from Manchester painted during his stay in the city. William Burges' reformist furniture design as well as a collection of silver and glassware also grace the gallery rooms. Admission to the gallery is free. To visit Manchester Art Gallery and other attractions in Manchester, use our Manchester trip itinerary maker app.
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  • The art gallery is very interesting and fascinating place to visit. Some fabulous works of art. The gift shop has some excellent products. The cafe is great, food is great value and the service is... 
    The art gallery is very interesting and fascinating place to visit. Some fabulous works of art. The gift shop has some excellent products. The cafe is great, food is great value and the service is...  more »
  • I really liked the gallery. Quite small but very relaxing and cozy I must say. There is a section where you just sit and stare at the painting to imagine whatever it is about it before reading up on.....  more
    I really liked the gallery. Quite small but very relaxing and cozy I must say. There is a section where you just sit and stare at the painting to imagine whatever it is about it before reading up on.....  more »
  • By providing paper plans of the gallery - they have gone "paperless", but how can you manage to read off your 'phone in a place that big. Also, it was disappointing to see that the pictures covered.....  more
    By providing paper plans of the gallery - they have gone "paperless", but how can you manage to read off your 'phone in a place that big. Also, it was disappointing to see that the pictures covered.....  more »
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  • Definitely add the Manchester art gallery to your to-do list if you visit Manchester. Beautiful portraits and exhibitions, rich in history. What could sweeten this already awesome place? Admission is free at the moment!! So what are you waiting for?
  • Very interesting art pieces. The artwork ranged from early 17th century to modern abstract, paintings and sculptures. There were also a few clothing pieces by artist in the area. It was also very busy when I went and it was filled with people varying of all ages but mostly younger people.
  • My memory from years ago was of a good gallery with many wonderful artworks. Today I found it so much more enriching...even greater variety of things to enjoy, imaginative presentation. Loved the sculpture. Thanks
  • A wonderful place to go with family and friends. You can easily spend hours here. They have a lot of interesting stuff. I noticed they have rooms/events for family&kids! The atmosphere is very chill.
  • A fabulous art gallery spread across the original Old building with a new part integrated into it, with multiple and diverse galleries. At the time of our visit the exhibition on Dandy Fashion had just opened and seeing some classic works of art by Dutch Masters and works by Rosetti and Lowry was fabulous. We only had a couple of hours to spare so couldn't see all the galleries during our visit but it left me wanting to return and see more.

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