Manchester Art Gallery

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The gallery is home to some stunning Pre-Raphaelite art; highlights from the three floors of its permanent collection include Rossetti's Astarte Syriaca, notable pieces by Modigliani and Turner, and a superb collection of Impressionist paintings of early 20th-century Manchester by the underrated Adolphe Valette, Lowry's early art teacher.

There is also a programme of international exhibitions. The building itself, designed by Charles Barry in 1824, had a £35 million extension and refit in 2002, letting in more light, and opening a new wing and interactive children's gallery.

A good café, restaurant and shop round out the mix.

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Manchester Art Gallery details

Address
Mosley Street,
M2 3JL

Area City Centre

Transport Metrolink Mosley Street, or City Centre buses, or Piccadilly rail

Telephone 161 235 8888

Manchester Art Gallery website

Open 10am-5pm Tue-Sun

Admission free

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