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
Please phone the gallery on the day of your visit to check which galleries are open.
We try to keep our records of changes to works on display up to date. However, if you are 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. A map of nearest bus stops can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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.