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Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

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Art Gallery Museum
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 on your trip to Manchester, use our Manchester travel itinerary maker.
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Some of Manchester's finest hotels are located near the city center. Staying there will keep you close to all of the city's main attractions, as well as its main road and rail networks. Manchester's centrally located hotels boast modern rooms, good food, and friendly staff. From there you can easily explore Manchester's famous pubs, rooftop bars, and restaurants. For a more leisurely and quiet experience of the city, venture farther away from the central areas. There you can explore a world of relatively inexpensive boutique hotels and self-catering apartments, especially convenient for visitors using Manchester as a base for exploring northern England and North Wales. 
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  • Visited for the Shirley Baker photography exhibition. Expected to stay for 20 minutes but spent over 2 hours .. Could have stayed even longer. A thoughtfully put together display with great commentari...  more »
  • Went for the Shirley Baker exhibition and really enjoyed. Busy and other good displays on too. Love the interactive elements asking for any stories etc  more »
  • I loved the exhibitions here. There was a photographic one of Manchester i the 60's and 70's which was excellent and then the older pictures up the stairs. Some amazing artefacts which were thousands ...  more »
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  • Amazing find just 10-15 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly station. Free to enter, really well laid out exhibitions that help you follow the themes and even free audio guides for one of them! You have a nice cafe and a cloakroom ​that needs a £1 coin that you get back after using. Wonderful paintings from different eras and enough space to step back and take it in. All in a gorgeous period building!
  • Vogue, Strange and Familiar and now Shirley Baker. Just keeps getting better! Oh and you can get nice cup of tea too!
  • Great gallery in a beautiful building. Walked it from Arndale. Multiple floors and some amazing pieces on display. Upper floor had an amazing Japanese display - weird & wonderful.
  • Interesting exhibitions. Wish I had more time to explore it better as it has some great local artists' pieces on display.
  • A lovely lady gave us a tour in BSL. Me and my fiance were the only ones who attended so it was lovely that she still continued with the tour. Clean toilets and nice gift shop