Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

4.5
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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  • Having lived in manchester for over 30 years, i have never visited the gallery before. I decided on th esput of the moment to go in and was very plesantly surprised. For a non-arty, it was just the ri...  more »
  • Beautifully gathered exhibition of a very prominent artist (dates 1844-1933) who is local, Manchurian, didn't join one particular art movement, but did use subjects that mainstream artists use - relig...  more »
  • Lovely building. Good art displays with a hands on area for children. Nice cafe serving food at decent prices.  more »
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  • A gallery well worth visiting. Currently there is an exhibition featuring the work of Manchester born Annie Swynnerton. A now much neglected artist who during her working life was considered by many, including John Singer Sargent, to be one of the most gifted painters of her time. This exposure will undoubtedly help to restore the reputation of one of the finest artists of her time. If you can, go and see it.
  • Loved this place. Wonderfully calm vibe and small enough to be able to see pretty much everything in one visit over about 2-3 hours. There was a room with lots of fun kids activities which I thought was very good for the little ones. Many fascinating portraits and even a banksy on loan from Mary-Anne Hobbs!
  • Great selection of art that isnt too over-facing. Free entry means you can pop in and 'do' one gallery if you wish. Great (usually free) kids activities in holidays and w/e. Plus delicious fresh cooked food in the spacious and bright cafe
  • One of the best regional gallery's I've ever visited. Fabulous range of art and artists. Worth making a special trip to Manchester.
  • It's ace. I used to wander around here as a student 20 years back. Visited today and was struck by the excellent and eclectic collection.. from Wedgwood to Turner et al. Wonderful building and I love that huge pineapple vase. 10 stars out of 5 for a great afternoon well spent :)
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