Manchester Art Gallery

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Manchester Art Gallery. Photo by Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks

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, and, after closing its doors during lockdown, we’re delighted to announce it’s now ready to welcome visitors back once again. Opening hours have been reduced to Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm, and you’ll need to book a ticket via the website. Inside, you’ll be able to reconnect with old favourites from the collection, experience the major Derek Jarman Protest exhibition, and enjoy a brand new display: What is Manchester Art Gallery? which offers a dynamic introduction to the gallery including its origins, how the collection was formed and how it relates to Manchester and its people.

Manchester Art Gallery benefited 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 delightful Manchester Art Gallery Cafe, now run by acclaimed chef Matthew Taylor, remains temporarily closed, but the impressive gallery shop is back in action and offering an extensive range of new products, including a brand new gallery guide.

  • Mosley Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 3JL
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Admission Charges

Free admission

Services and Facilities

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


Wheelchair access to all public areas

Commercial and hire services

Available for hire