Manchester School of Art

Esther Routledge
Image courtesy of Manchester School of Art

Manchester School of Art, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR – Visit Now

Manchester School of Art is both a piece of the city’s history, and host to Design Manchester festival, open lectures, conferences, theatre and, of course, exhibitions. Opened just after the Royal Academy in London, the Manchester School of Art was established in 1838.

Visiting the school today, you’re best off entering on the Boundary Street West/Higher Ormond Street side for the main reception as the original building on Cavendish Street is where you’ll find The Holden Gallery. Visibly very different from the exquisite Victorian stone masonry of the gallery, the new building of glass and steel was opened in 2013 on the school’s 175th birthday and went on to win a RIBA award. The atrium offers glimpses of students’ work as you traverse the walkways and its ‘vertical gallery’ is open to the public.

 

  • Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street
  • Manchester
  • M15 6BR
  • View map

Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free

Services and Facilities

Exhibitions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Activity Until 14 August 2022, from £2.00

Heaton Park Pump Track

The Gruffalo at The lowry
Families Until 21 August 2022, from £10.00

The Gruffalo at The Lowry

Festivals Until 31 August 2022, from £9.95

Flying Fighters of Taiwan at HOME

Activity Until 31 August 2022, from £40

Northern Quarter Taster Walk with Manchester Food Walks

One Man, Two Guvnors
Theatre Until 3 September 2022, from £15.00

One Man, Two Guvnors

Exhibitions Until 4 September 2022,

British Art Show 9

Power UP at the Science and Industry Museum
Families Until 4 September 2022, from £6.00

Power UP at the Science and Industry Museum

Families Until 4 September 2022, Free entry for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult.

Summer Fun in Gaskell’s Garden