Manchester Art Gallery

Gallery of Costume

Address

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

Temporary closure

Platt Hall is closed to the public during 2019.

Location

Why are we closed?

Platt Hall is currently closed to the public for an essential programme of building preservation, structural improvement and collection care. To safeguard the building, and protect the extensive costume collection, Manchester City Council are funding much needed replacement and repair of the hall roof and improving security. Gallery staff are continuing to work on the collection, and hope to open up access to the collection on an appointment basis in the Autumn, once these building works are complete.

Our longer term vision for Platt Hall is now underway thanks to an Esmee Fairbairn Foundation funded research and development project. By putting community consultation and the collections at the heart of the project, we aim to develop a unique, sector-leading museum with a social agenda, created with and for the communities around Platt, that draws from the fascinating history and collections of Manchester Art Gallery.