Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

With more than 2,000 oil paintings, 3,000 watercolours and drawings, 250 sculptures, 90 miniatures and around 1,000 prints. It owns more than 13,000 decorative art objects including ceramics, glass, enamels, furniture, metalwork, arms and armour, wallpapers, and dollhouses, there is much to see at the Manchester Art Gallery. It is a collection that has been growing from 1827 up to the present day.  

Why go to the Manchester Art Gallery?

The gallery is home to over 46,000 objects many of which can be seen on display, covering six centuries of fine art, craft and design, it has been the centre of city life for nearly 200 years, showcasing a cultural identity celebrated by the people of Manchester.  To find out more about Manchester is a great reason to visit the gallery.

The gallery’s fine art collection includes British and European art from the 17th century right up to the present day.  Within Craft and Design highlights include early English slipware, 17th century silver, and a growing collection of contemporary furniture and lighting design.  

The costume collection includes over 21,000 objects, from 1600 to the present day. 18th-century fashion and 19th-century women’s and children’s dress are particular highlights.

The café is open and our new Head Chef, Adam Leavy, a previous finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals.  

  • The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday
  • From Wednesday to Sunday the opening times are 10 am – 5 pm
  • Excellent café and meeting place
  • Free entry

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