Manchester: Plan your day out in Manchester! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions and more.

A photo of a Gilbert and George artwork showing a man's face beneath news slogans

"Giving needs to be encouraged": Major dealers' donation to Whitworth aims to fly flag for non-London museums

A pair of art dealers who have donated six key pieces of art to Manchester's Whitworth say their aim is to redress the balance of "quality and scope" between museums in London and elsewhere across the UK.

A photo of a footballer's head recreated as part of a football exhibition

The history of football gaming in 11 objects: Aguero's head, Pele and FIFA at the National Football Museum

Artworks and curious exhibits allow the public to explore the close links between football and gaming in the National Football Museum's new show in Manchester. Take a look at some of them.

A photo of a mannequin in a huge blue dress within a darkened gallery space as part of the Art Textiles exhibition at the Whitworth in Manchester

Art_Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery: Buzzing with symbolism and struggle

From a quilt created by early 20th century Indian freedom fighter Surya Sen to the artists who perceived themselves as working in "craft ghettos" during the 1970s, Angelika Rusbridge takes a look at the Whitworth's new exhibition.

A photo of a glowing sign reading Palac as part of Matthew Darbyshire's An Exhibition For Modern Living at Manchester Art Gallery

Artist's Statement: Matthew Darbyshire on Tate, shopping malls, smoking shelters and student halls

As An Exhibition For Modern Living, surveying ten years of his career, opens at Manchester Art Gallery, the artist tells us about some of the works in the show.

a photo of a silhouetted figure standing before a roaring fire. Bill Viola Fire Woman

Hit the North! The best art exhibitions to see in the North of England during 2015

What are the best exhibitions to see in the North of England between now and Christmas? From Sheffield to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool - check them out here.

A photo of a pile of colourful cheeses in Pat Flynn's Half-Life of a Miracle exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Curator's Choice: Kate Jesson on photographer Pat Flynn's Half-Life of a Miracle at Manchester Art Gallery

The Curator of Contemporary Art on the new exhibition by the Wizard of Oz-referencing photographer in Manchester.

A photo of a smiling Flying Officer P C Ramachandran, of the Indian Air Force, in the cockpit of a Spitfire,1942

Migrants of War: IWM North reveals the changing faces of Britain during World War Two

Using photographs and oral histories, Imperial War Museum North reveals how the national and ethnic diversity of the British population changed during the Second World War.

A photo of a small silver knight's head against a green vintage bus at Greater Manchester Transport Museum

"It may be on sale on eBay": Museum appeals to Manchester public to help find stolen "knight in shining armour"

A museum is appealing to the public to help track down "heartless" thieves who stole a precious four-inch high silver bust of a knight’s head from a locked cabinet.

A photo of a large close-up tiger at Manchester Museum

Object of the Week: Maude, the pride of Manchester and the first museum tigon for 100 years

Maude was the most famous animal in Manchester's Belle Vue Zoo during the 1940s, seen by visitors from all over the country. When she died in 1949, her skin was given to the Manchester Museum.

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