Manchester Art Gallery

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Address

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester
M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8888
Contact us by email

Opening hours

We are open Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm, including bank holiday Mondays. Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm.
Closed Good Friday 14 April.

Entry is free

Location

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.

Closures in April and May 2017

During April and May we’ll be upgrading the lighting system across our gallery spaces which will mean some unavoidable closures. From 20 – 27 April galleries 3 (18th Century), 4 (Late 18th Century), 5 (Early 19th Century), 6 (Romanticism) and 7 (Pre-Raphaelites) will be closed. Work may completed earlier, and if so we’ll update this notice.
So, if you’re planning to visit to see a specific gallery, please contact us first to check that the gallery is open.

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.

By bus

Nearest bus stops are in Piccadilly Gardens or on Princess Street.

By train

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.

By car

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 York St and Mount St.

By coach

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 Ross Twiname.

Tel: 0161 235 8835
Email: r.twiname@manchester.gov.uk


 

Using the gallery

Information desk

Our main information desk is in the central atrium. Pick up floor plans, leaflets, free family backpacks and other information from here.

Floor plans

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

To the right of our Mosley Street entrance there’s a cloakroom with lockable, coin operated, 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 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See the events calendar for more information or join our mailing list to keep up to date with our events and exhibitions.

Free wifi

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.

Group visits

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 toolbelts are available from the front desk for family groups with children. Find out more about visiting with your family here.

Education visits

Our formal learning team develops and manages an extensive education programme for nurseries, schools, colleges and universities.

Photography

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.

Access information

Manchester Art Gallery is fully accessible. Full details about our access facilities and services.