Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M2 3JL
England

Website

www.manchestergalleries.org

E-mail

r.fitzgerald@manchester.gov.uk

Telephone

Information desk

0161 235 8888

Textphone

0161 235 8893

Fax

0161 235 8899

0161 235 8805

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Manchester Art Gallery
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Here you'll find everything from fine art to a Levi jeans chair. Manchester Art Gallery's world class collection spans six centuries and contains over 25,000 items.

Winner of Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2008 in the Manchester Tourism Awards and shortlisted for the Guardian Family Friendly Award, Manchester Art Gallery has something for everyone.

Regularly changing exhibitions, an award winning cafe and a gallery shop mean that you can pop in for 10 minutes, or spend a whole day there. You don't have to like everything inside. And you don't need to be an expert to enjoy a visit.

Manchester Art Gallery. Enjoy. Discover. Relax.

This gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am - 5pm.

Late night opening on Thursday's till 9pm.

Closed Monday (except Bank Holidays),Good Friday, 24-26 December, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

From 1 June 2012, Manchester Art Gallery and the Gallery of Costume will be opening their doors to the public seven days a week. For the first time, Manchester Art Gallery will also remain open until 9pm on Thursdays.

Admission charges

Free

Part of a Designated Collection of Fine and Decorative Art, which you can also see at Wythenshawe Hall and Heaton Hall, is on display here. Please contact Manchester Art Gallery for more information if you wish to see a specific item.

Manchester Art Gallery is renowned for its collections of fine and decorative art, including internationally famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings and significant holdings of English ceramics. The Art Gallery re-opened in 2002 after a £35 million expansion which doubled the amount of display space available.

Famous for its impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, the gallery houses works by Hunt, Rosetti, Madox Brown and Burne-Jones among others. However, all periods are covered, including what’s happening now.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Stepping Inside a 1910 painting with Tony Ross

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=646

Acclaimed children's author and illustrator Tony Ross responds to a 1910 painting called Old Cab at All Saints, Manchester by Adolphe Valette, producing a witty comment on the original. Good worksheets to help you try it yourself.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Family Art Club

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/events/index.php?itemID=606

Play games, be creative and get messy at Manchester Art Gallery's free family art club. Workshops are designed for you to play, create and enjoy as a family. Workshops are suitable for children aged 6-11 years and their families. The workshops run for two hours to give you the chance to relax and enjoy some quality creative time with your children.

How to obtain

Sessions are free and there's no need to book but places are limited so turn up early.

Family Art Club - Under 5s

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/events/index.php?itemID=610

Make friends. Make noise. Make a mess! Activities for children aged 0-5 years from 13.00 to 15.00. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How to obtain

Under 5s Family Art Club sessions are free but places are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

KS2 Interactive: Ford Madox Brown's Work

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/ford-madox-brown/

This Flash online interactive uses the famous painting Work to bring Victorian social history to life. Characters come alive, a series of clues encourage children to investigate the painting closely, and a series of different objects are used to explore the different responses people have to objects and their meanings, encouraging pupils to empathise with different characters. The interactive ends with a quiz to assess what has been learnt, and there's also a handy teacher's guide.

Mini Family Art Club

http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/events/index.php?itemID=611

Make friends. Make noise. Make a mess! Activities for children aged 5 and under. Come along on Fridays 10.30-11.30 with your little ones and spend some quality fun time in a safe environment. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How to obtain

Activities are free and there is no need to book but places are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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