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Manchester Art Gallery founded back in 1884 is one of the main attractions in Manchester and Great Britain in general. A visit to Manchester Art Gallery is your unique chance to see the art in a new light.

Here you shall find absolutely everything from the ancient ceramic vase dating back to the III century to the stunning compositions of the contemporary art.

Colonial Entrance to the Art Gallery of Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery © ChristianRogersPhotograph / Shutterstock

Exposition of Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery displays objects of the fine arts and arts and crafts. The gallery is one of the most famous owners of the Pre-Raphaelite pictures of the XIX century. They do really stand out among the rest of the exponents in the gallery.

The extraordinary canvases by Hunt, Burne-Jones, and Madox Brown will impress you with their beauty. Here you shall also see the incredible “Astarte Syriaca” by Dante Rossetti and the “Autumn Leaves” by John Everett Millais. Manchester Art Gallery also displays the works of artists of the XVIII century - Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs, Joshua Reynolds, and others.

You can get more detailed information about the collection gathered by Manchester Art Gallery and the upcoming exhibitions on the official website. Or you can just attend the gallery, take the plan of the museum and explore the displayed exponents on your own.

Interior of an art gallery in Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery © Iordanis / Shutterstock

Exhibitions of the Gallery - Introduction

The collection of the gallery includes over 25 000 art objects, crafts, and design products. It’s simply impossible to display them all simultaneously. You can get a deeper introduction to the exponents gathered at one of the most cult attractions in England using the online collection of art objects, listed on the official website of the gallery.

In 2010, Manchester Art Gallery became the finalist in Guardian Family Friendly competition in the nomination “Museum of the Year”. That’s why we would highly recommend you to visit this place with your family. The museum offers a wide range of entertainments for children to enjoy, while their parents are admiring the pieces of art. Besides, the gallery has a cafe with a kids’ menu which will delight any taste.

Manchester Art Gallery frequently arranges tours for schoolchildren during the morning hours. Thus, if you want to enjoy a calm atmosphere in the gallery, consider attending it after 3 PM on weekdays or before noon on weekends.

And if you are interested in the history of the city, head to the Manchester Museum. It demonstrates the collections devoted to archaeology, anthropology and natural history. Clearly, it will take you a lot of time to see all the sights. Not to waste time looking for a place to stay in after your arrival in the city, consider booking a hotel in Manchester in advance online.

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