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Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
(4.5/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lots of amazing paintings. Usually there's good temporary displays on the top levels too to make return visits worth it. 
  • Enjoyed an hour around the gallery, especially the Lowry paintings. Just a shame there weren't more of them! 
  • Great art gallery set in the heart of Manchester near St Peter's Square tram stop, the gallery has been extended with the expanded space and floors making it a never ending trail of exhibits, fusing t...  more »
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  • Matt Bancroft's talk on 60s fashion photography at the Vogue Exhibition was brilliant. I studied fashion at Salford Art College during the 60s and married a London fashion photographer. Matt's passion and knowledge of that period brought the exhibition to life. Thank you.
  • It is nice that it is free, you get to see a lot, read about the artists and enjoy several galleries. The one on the top is particularly interesting because we get to touch and play with the things that are around us. I was though disappointed by the vogue exhibition that they didn't warn girls not to act like those magazine pictures
  • A small donation provides a great morning out in the city centre. Normally pairing their great traditional exhibition with a contemporary show piece that switches every few months.
  • Absolutely worth a visit, especially because it's free! A pretty big gallery with some changing exhibits and some static ones. Three floors. My favorite collections are the Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite rooms, which are always there. Cafe is overpriced, but you're paying for the atmosphere.
  • I've never been to an art gallery before and I am not massively into art but went on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed myself.