Manchester Art Gallery is one of the country’s finest art museums. They mix works from their wonderful historic collections with the best international contemporary art to bring fresh perspectives to familiar images, create visual dialogues and encourage conversation and debate. They welcome over half a million visitors each year to the gallery, in the heart of the city, a blend of historic and contemporary architecture that echoes the innovative artistic programme. Through their exhibitions and events programme, they offer extraordinary encounters with art.
Explore the collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and contemporary pieces. They are famous for 19th century British paintings, particularly the outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. Their design collection showcases the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilisations to today’s designer makers. Their collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. Manchester Art Gallery constantly renews and updates the collections displays so you should discover something new every time you visit.