Manchester Art Gallery Tours

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery Tours at Manchester Art Gallery, City Centre 20 July — 17 December 2023 Entrance is free — Visit now

Manchester Art Gallery is a building steeped in history as well as having housed countless inspirational exhibitions. Join one of the exceptional volunteer guides whose passion for art and architecture is combined with personal reflections on the pieces on display. Each tour is unique to the particular day a particular guide is leading it so expect to see something different every time you attend an art gallery tour.

Manchester Art Gallery Tours at Manchester Art Gallery, City Centre 20 July — 17 December 2023 Entrance is free Visit now

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