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 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.

Mummified animals of Manchester Museum, from the exhibition Gift for the Gods, with help from the University of Manchester and the Ancient Egyptian Bio Bank Project.

Ancient Egyptians slaughtered animals on "industrial scale", according to new exhibition

The Manchester Museum will explore the industry of slaughter surrounding votive offerings of mummified animals in a new exhibition, Gift for the Gods.

A photo of a young girl with her back to the camera sitting on a wall in a Chinese city

Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now "makes you believe in the human spirit" at the Whitworth

Challenging the myopia of Chinese art being viewed as limited to ornate ink paintings and calligraphy, the M+ Sigg Collection contains humour, poise and beauty, says Kirstie Brewer.

a photo of a gallery exterior with glass frontage attached to brick walls

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year: Why The Whitworth is the best of 2015

At a ceremony last night at Tate Modern, The Whitworth in Manchester was awarded the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. In pictures and words, here's why it won.

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