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Manchester Art Gallery

Art to get excited about

One of the country's finest art collections in spectacular Victorian and contemporary surroundings. The gallery's £35 million transformation has enabled the collection to be presented to visitors in imaginative new ways.

Highlights include outstanding pre-Raphaelite paintings, craft and design and early 20thC British art. Exciting exhibitions programme, there is a wide range of events, from talks and tours to hands-on activities for both children and adults. Superb visitor facilities include 2 cafes, large shop and full disabled access.

For those with younger children, try one of our explorer tool belts for family groups with children aged three to six. There are plenty of tools to help you explore the gallery including binoculars, magnifying glasses, spot cards and much more.

On the top floor, you and the children can also try out the handling trail in the Gallery of Craft and Design, where you can feel ceramics, glass, metal and wood objects made especially for touching.

All our family resources are available from the information desk in the atrium, just ask a member of staff.

Facilities for families
For buggies, there's a ramp leading to the main entrance on Mosley Street. There are lifts to all floors or you can leave your buggy in the ground floor cloakroom. Baby changing and toilets available.

Work and leisure Mark Leckey - 2014

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