Art & Culture

All the very best about Manchester's art and culture scene

The 8 best museums in Manchester
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The 8 best museums in Manchester

Into the history of British democracy? How about football memorabilia? There's a museum in town for you. Interested in everything? Head to the Manchester Museum.

The best art galleries in Manchester
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The best art galleries in Manchester

From contemporary art by emerging talent at Castlefield Gallery to Victorian masterpieces at Richard Goodall Gallery

The greatest theatres in Manchester
Theatre

The greatest theatres in Manchester

At the quirky, fort-like Contact Theatre you'll find cutting-edge plays. Head to the plushy Palace Theatre for a night at the opera

The best museums in Manchester

Museum Of Science And Industry In Manchester
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Museum Of Science And Industry In Manchester

This inspiring venue explores how science, innovation and industry have created modern society and continue to shape it

Imperial War Museum North
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Imperial War Museum North

Architect Daniel Libeskind's astonishing building is an aluminium-clad landmark on the banks of the Manchester ship canal

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4 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Gaskell's House
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Elizabeth Gaskell's House

The house was built between 1835 and 1841 but lay in a derelict state for years until a recent restoring

More Manchester spots to catch some art

The Lowry

The Lowry

Like a huge glass and steel ship rising out of the once derelict docks of Salford Quays, The Lowry opened in April 2000 as the Millennium Project for the Arts and has gone from strength to strength

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Whitworth Art Gallery
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Whitworth Art Gallery

It's the space itself which impresses as much as the work within

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4 out of 5 stars
Royal Exchange Theatre
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Royal Exchange Theatre

With five decades of top quality plays to its name, the Royal Exchange Theatre remains consistently popular

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5 out of 5 stars