Manchester Art Gallery

Adult Group visits

With a broad range of displays and exhibitions, Manchester Art Gallery is a great place to visit with your group.

We have different options for group

Short Introduction – Free

If you are new to the gallery then we can offer a free short introduction to the gallery. This 20 minute introduction will give your group an overview of the current exhibitions and all the practical information you will need for your visit.

Joining a public tour – Free

If your group is small (i.e. less than 10 in number) then you could join one of our free public tours held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2 – 3pm.

Highlights tour – £80 

You can book a tour for a day and time that suits your group. This tour is an hour long and will introduce your group to the gallery and explore some of the art works on display. These tours are led by our brilliant team of volunteer guides.

Focus or Exhibition tour – £100

We may be able to offer a tour that focuses on a particular part of the collection or a temporary exhibition.


For all bookings please complete the enquiry form below. We will aim to get back to you within a week.


Fill out my Wufoo form!

Frequently asked Questions

Can I pre-book teas and coffees and lunches?

For all your catering requirements please talk to our catering manager Ross Twiname

Tel: 0161 235 8835

Our group are coming by coach, where can it park?

The coach drop of point is at the groups’ entrance on Princess Street. For details of places for longer stay parking please consult Coach Parking in Manchester

Some of our group have access needs, what are your facilities?

Manchester Art Gallery is fully accessible. There is lift access to all part of the building, plenty of seats and portable stools for use in the gallery spaces. We can offer BSL interpretation and audio description.  Please have a look at our Access page to find out more.