Manchester Art Gallery

Gallery of Costume


Gallery of Costume
Platt Hall
M14 5LL
Tel: 0161 245 7245
Contact us by email

Temporary closure

Platt Hall is temporarily closed to the public while we deal with a clothes moth problem in the building.

We are currently carrying out an intensive programme of cleaning and investigation in all areas of the building to track down the source of the problem and to ensure there is no risk to the costume collection.

Please bear with us as we carry out this essential work.


Building refurbishment update June 2017

We are currently undertaking conservation work and redeveloping the eastern rooms on the ground floor of Platt Hall. Unfortunately, during this period of change, we are no longer able to provide refreshments.


Please note – We apologise that the Mary Quant exhibition is now closed.
The permanent displays of 17th, 18th and 19th Century fashion are situated on the first floor


Our revamped shop stocks a wide range of books, postcards and gifts inspired by costume.

There’s also free WiFi on the ground floor.

Getting here

The Gallery of Costume is on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Platt Lane, in Platt Fields Park, Rusholme, South Manchester.

By Bus

From the city centre: 40-46, 48-49, 142-3.

For more detailed bus information, telephone 0161 228 7811 or visitGMPTE’s website.

By Car

On-road parking is available on Platt Lane.

By Coach

The most appropriate coach drop off point is on Platt Lane, off Wilmslow Road to the side of the gallery.


The Gallery of Costume welcomes visitors with disabilities. There is parking next to the entrance (please telephone 0161 245 7245 in advance for assistance) and independent wheelchair access to the ground floor via a ramp to the main door.

There are stairs with handrails to the first floor, however there is not a lift. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome. The fully accessible toilets are on the ground floor.
Friends of Manchester City Galleries

Manchester City Galleries has an active and sociable Friends’ group. VisitSupporting Us for more information.