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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  • Incredible collections to see with a variety of exhibitions. Beautiful building, complete multi cultural wonderland. Always a delight to visit the gallery on any occasion. Amazing gift shop which sources artists own work including original works of jewelry 😊
  • Brilliant. Fantastic collection of 19th century pictures. Lovely cafe with delightful staff. Well worth the journey.
  • Great updated cafe space and amazing art. A creative sanctuary in the city. Loved it for years.
  • Went here when my girls weren't up for a shopping trip (unusually!) and it was far better than I thought. They had an exhibition featuring Joy Division and New Order which was really good as well as the more standard art gallery fare. The section on Lowry was good and the cafe served great coffee and cake.
  • The gallery is great and attractive and absolutely worth a visit but sorry the cafe is far too arty-fart and "upmarket" for me. No plain ordinary food - it would be nice to have some plain options. I did take the ham and cheese toasty but 25 minutes later when it arrived it was quite disappointing 

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