Explore our collection of over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costume, developed over 200 years and still growing.
Please note From 20 August 2020 the gallery will only be partially open and many works will not be accessible, even if the collection search indicates that they are on display. If you’re planning to make a visit to see a specific work, it is worth calling first to check: 0161 235 8888.
Spring is a time of new beginnings. After the long dark sleep of winter, the emergence of blossoms are a sign of the earth reawakening. Blossom is in season now, but does not last long. Artists capture its ephemeral beauty to remind us after it has fallen, that it will return again.
For now, when we’re all #stayinghome to save lives, we can at least enjoy how artists have recorded springtime in the past.
Hot drinks, once expensive luxuries for the few, have enriched our lives, promoted the exchange of ideas and influenced the design of our homes. Browse this collection of works related to the production and use of tea.
Tidmarsh was an astonishingly industrious artist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Explore this extensive collection of drawings of Manchester.
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Commemorative Plaque scheme
Manchester City Council installed its first commemorative plaque in 1960, and since then has installed over 100 of them