Manchester Art Gallery, is a publicly owned art gallery that was established in 1823 and is situated in Manchester City Centre, England. The gallery displays some of its 25,000 collection in three connecting buildings, the first of which was built in 1823. Two of its buildings were designed by architect Sir Charles Barry, of which one that was built to a Greek Ionic style has now listed as a Grade I building. The gallery has a collection that consists of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and sculptures. It displays local and international pieces, with L.S Lowry’s work being amongst some of its most famous pieces in its collection.
The museum is situated on Mosley Street in the city centre. Most Manchester buses stop at Piccadilly bus station which is only a short walk from the gallery. By train, head for ‘Manchester Piccadilly’ from here it is a 10-minute walk to the gallery or jump on the Metrolink tram system to ‘St Peter’s Square’. By tram, the ‘St Peter's Square’ stop is the closest on lines passing through the city centre heading for Altrincham and Didsbury, from ‘St Peter's Square’ it is a 2-minute walk to the gallery.
Opening Times and Admission
Free to all, the gallery is open from 10am-5pm all week; except on Thursdays when the gallery shuts at a later time of 9 pm. The gallery accommodates for group visits and offers a guide to show around groups, giving more detailed information. The gallery has a cafe, which is open to visitors.