Manchester Art Gallery

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Mosley Street
Greater Manchester
M2 3JL

    • Information desk: 0161 235 8888
    • Textphone: 0161 235 8893

    Manchester Art Gallery is one of the country’s finest art museums. We mix works from our wonderful historic collections with the best international contemporary art to bring fresh perspectives to familiar images, create visual dialogues and encourage conversation and debate. We welcome over half a million visitors each year to our home in the heart of the city, a blend of historic and contemporary architecture that echoes our innovative artistic programme. Through our exhibitions and events, we offer extraordinary encounters with brilliant art. Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and contemporary pieces. We are famous for 19th century British paintings, particularly our outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. Our decorative arts collections showcase the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilizations to today’s designer makers. Our collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. We constantly renew and update our collections displays so you should discover something new every time you visit.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, including bank holiday Mondays Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm



    Upcoming events:

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    Facilities and services


    • Auditorium
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Cafeteria
    • Education facilities available
    • Facilities for private functions and events
    • Mail order service available
    • Refreshments
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Study facilities
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to all public areas


    • Academic publications and resources available
    • Activities for pre-school children
    • Adult lectures and courses held
    • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
    • Braille information and/or interpretation
    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Direct teaching services for schools
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
    • Guided tours
    • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
    • Information point provided
    • Large print information and/or interpretation
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Primary school education service available
    • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
    • Public access available to collections information
    • Secondary school education service available
    • Specialist publications on collections available
    • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
    • Touch exhibits
    • Licensed for weddings
    • Volunteering scheme offered

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