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 an excellent hands-on interactive gallery for kids, an impressive shop and a cafe that serves up both light snacks and more serious hot lunches (there’s a separate menu for children.) Time and thought has been put into the events held here, too, with a weekly “Thursday Lates” series (where the gallery opens until around 8pm and hosts a range of music, literature and art evenings) and some of the best children’s workshops going, though these do tend to get booked up and/or mobbed.
Admission ChargesFree admission
Services and FacilitiesPermanent collection, temporary exhibitions, events, shop, café, lockers
AccessibilityWheelchair access to all public areas
Commercial and hire servicesAvailable for hire