Manchester Art Gallery


We’re open!

Opening hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday.

Closed Good Friday, 24-26 December, 1 January.

Open Bank Holidays.

*Please note – Gallery 16 will be closed on 24 May between 10.00-11.30 & 12.30-14.15.

*The Lion’s Den will be closed on 21 May 10-12 for Open Doors

 If you’re visiting the main gallery, you won’t need to book a ticket – you can just walk in. And there will be lots to see: 

What is Manchester Art Gallery? 
A new display introducing the gallery including its origins, how the collection was formed and how it relates to Manchester and its people.

Jade Montserrat Constellations: Care & Resistance 

An active research space supporting artist Jade Montserrat in creating new work to be acquired, exhibited and displayed by the Gallery. Part gallery, part studio, this evolving space showcases Jade Montserrat’s work exploring race, the body and language. 

Room to Breathe

A dedicated space to help you experience art in a more mindful way.

We would also love your feedback on our redisplays. Join the discussions Work redisplay and Re-imagining Manchester Art Gallery
If you can’t visit in person, take a look at our online programme or visit the online gallery shop for some exclusive shopping; browse a selection of homewares, art books and merchandise inspired by our collection and exhibitions.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery.


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

Plan your route

What to expect – our facilities

What about access?

Our lifts are approaching their end of life.

They will be replaced next year but may be out of action when you visit. 

If you need to use the lift, please check in advance. Tel 0161 235 8888

Can I get a drink in the Café?

Yes, our café is open and serving hot and cold food, drinks and of course, cake! 

Can I use a locker?

We have a small number of lockers available to use, located at our main entrance on Mosley Street. A £1 coin is needed to operate but this will be returned after use.

Is the shop open?

Yes, and we have lots of new products including a brand new gallery collection guide. 


Please see our FAQs for full details about the changes we’ve made to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

During the days that we’re closed check out our online programme, or take a peek at our Instagram posts.