Manchester Art Gallery

Susie Stubbs
Image courtesy of Visit Britain

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL – Visit Now

The Charles Barry-designed, Grade I-listed Manchester Art Gallery is one of the city’s premier-league galleries. It benefitted from a £35m extension in 2002, which now ensures that it can display an outstanding Victorian collection alongside regularly changing contemporary exhibitions. Alongside the displays is the excellent hands-on Clore Arts Studio for kids, developed by artists to offer first-rate creative endeavours such as making sculptural hideouts and regular artist-led workshops.

The new Gallery Cafe led by award-winning chef Mary-Ellen McTague serves up seriously good food sourced from local producers complete with  kitchen garden out front. It also offers some of the best grub in the city for kids, working with Real Junk Food Manchester to provide a nutritious and delicious pay-as-you-feel menu for children.

There’s an impressive shop and events programme, too, with a weekly “Thursday Lates” series (where the gallery opens until around 8pm and hosts a range of music, literature and art evenings).

  • Mosley Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 3JL
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free admission

Services and Facilities

Permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, events, shop, café, lockers

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to all public areas

Commercial and hire services

Available for hire

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