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Manchester Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Da Vinci exhibition

We’ve been into the gallery on two occasions intending on seeing the Da Vinci Exhibit, the first... read more

Reviewed today
KJJ1901
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Very impressed by the improvements to my local gallery.

it's been far too long since i stepped inside my local gallery. I went primarily to see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SaleBazzer
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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From our historical collections to international contemporary art, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, encourage conversation and spark debate. Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and...more
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All reviews pre raphaelite paintings grayson perry wonderful collection on display worth a visit special exhibition changing exhibitions lovely cafe couple of hours free entry lovely building few hours the ground floor rainy day city centre great place to visit vogue
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Reviewed today

We’ve been into the gallery on two occasions intending on seeing the Da Vinci Exhibit, the first time we didn’t stand a chance, the queue was MASSIVE and my partner has difficulty standing for lengths of time. They did have stools provided for those with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

it's been far too long since i stepped inside my local gallery. I went primarily to see the drawings by Leonardo, and ended up spending quite some time exploring the improvements to the museum. I remember the Gallery being a fine home for Victorian paintings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SaleBazzer
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free entrance to the Manchester Art Gallery, but they do suggest a donation fee which we were happy to give. Is a large building with room after room and 3-4 floors. We went initially for the Leonardo Da Vinci Display, but were amazed at how...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul and Dawn C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The former Manchester corporation has a tremendous wealth of fine art, accumulated from benefactors and wise purchases over many years. The Manchester Gallery clearly tries to mount thematic exhibitions drawn from this collection, but in the process fails to keep on permanent show some genuine...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gillfluff
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked into the museum shortly before it closed and asked the docent what she would recommend we see in the short time. We sent us to the da Vinci exhibit of life drawings which was very interesting. Shame we didn't have to chance to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank madmprez
Martin G, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Only had to queue for a school party then into the gloom for the exhibits. Showen in did lighting the drawings were OK. My wife who appreciates art more than I do says they were superb. Outside the ehibit is a TV showing an expert...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visi to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. This was the main reason for our visit. There is a short film at the end. Which is very interesting. I feel it was badly positioned, next to the exit with people walking past all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 18exile
Martin G, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you visited us on a busy day in the gallery! There isn’t much that we can do about the noise I’m afraid, as a free public art gallery located in the city centre we can get very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the exhibition of da Vinci's illustrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.They are amazing and would reccomend a visit. It is so hard to believe when he drew the pictures and the accuracy of the anatomical detai was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andymeatman
Martin G, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed the Leonardo: A Life in Drawing exhibition.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Lowry and Van Gogh. (Queen's collection touring the country). A 10 minute queue but well worth the visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hazel S
Martin G, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday, was lovely to have a walk around, only spent about 45 mins in there. My favourite was the banksy artwork. Only down side is that it filled up with kids very quickly and became very busy.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 48ashc
Martin G, Owner at Manchester Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit. We are a child friendly gallery and have schools groups visiting regularly. Maybe try visiting on one of our First Wednesday late openings, some gallery spaces will likely be busy with events, which are usually...More

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teganjaded
21 February 2019|
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Photography is allowed in all of our exhibitions without flash.
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Yes. At least I didn’t see any notices saying otherwise and took lots!
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Response from mikkjel_dag | Reviewed this property |
Walk if the weather's nice - 15 minutes top. But the tram is a wet-weather option.
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