Manchester Art Gallery
Tel: 0161 235 8888
Contact us by email
We are open Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm, including bank holiday Mondays. Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm.
Entry is free
Temporary gallery closures
The galleries are dynamic changing spaces with works occasionally moved for loans or conservation or to refresh displays. We try to keep our records of changes to works on display up to date, however if you’re planning to visit to see a specific work, please contact us first to check that it is on display.
How to get here
By Metrolink tram
St Peter’s Square or Market Street stations are the nearest Metrolink stations. Both are on the Altrincham and Eccles lines.
While St. Peter’s Square is being redeveloped, nearest bus stops are in Piccadilly Gardens or on Princess Street.
To Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria stations. Take the Metrolink from Victoria or Piccadilly (Altrincham or Eccles direction) to Mosley Street or St Peter’s Square.
Manchester is ringed by the M60, linking to the UK’s extensive motorway network. Follow signs to the city centre. Car parking is available at the NCP car parks on Chepstow Street, Faulkner Street or Sackville Street. All are within five minutes of the gallery. The nearest disabled parking is on Nicholas Street or Princess Street, approximately 50m from the main entrance.
The coach drop off point is at the groups entrance on Princess Street.
For more detailed bus, train and Metrolink tram information:
Tel: 0161 244 1000 (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday)
Web: TFGM website.
Please note, to guarantee lunch choices, coach parties are advised to pre-book lunches.
Please talk to our catering manager Lee Cadar.
Tel: 0161 235 8835
Using the gallery
Our main information desk is in the central atrium. Pick up floor plans, leaflets, free family backpacks and other information from here.
Our floor plans are also available in the entrance hall to help you find your way around the gallery. You can download the floorplan here.
Cloakroom and luggage storage
We do not currently have cloakroom or luggage storage facilities.
Tours and trails
With three floors, 21 rooms and over 2,000 items on display spanning over six centuries you may want some guidance on where to start. We offer a range of tours and events to help you discover more about our collections, including free highlights tours every weekend. See the events calendar for more information or join our mailing list to keep up to date with our events and exhibitions.
There’s free fast wifi in our cafe, atrium and many of our exhibition spaces. Feel free to use it to Tweet or Instagram your visit or share your favourite artworks from our online collection.
We offer a range of tours and support for groups, along with refreshments. Full details and booking information about all our tours.
Resources for families
Free family backpacks are available for family groups with children aged between seven and 12. Find out more about visiting with your family here.
Our formal learning team develops and manages an extensive education programme for nurseries, schools, colleges and universities.
We are committed to allowing photography for personal and social media use. We only ask that visitors don’t take a photograph if it is a lenders explicit wish. There will be clear signs indicating this whenever that is the case.
Please note: To protect our artworks, we do not allow flash photography in the galleries. If you would like a souvenir image of an artwork in the gallery, why not check out the wide range of postcards and prints in our shop or buy prints from our collection from art.com.
Manchester Art Gallery is fully accessible. Full details about our access facilities and services.