Manchester Art Gallery is one of the country’s finest art museums. Mixing works from the wonderful historic collections with the best international contemporary art to bring fresh perspectives to familiar images, create visual dialogues and encourage conversation and debate.
Explore the collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and contemporary pieces. The Gallery is famous for 19th-century British paintings, particularly the outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works.
The decorative arts collections showcase the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilisations to today’s designer makers. The collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. The Gallery is constantly renewing and updating it’s collections and displays so you should discover something new every time you visit.