Manchester Art Gallery is the original useful museum, initiated in 1823 by artists, as an educational institution to ensure that the city and all its people grow with creativity, imagination, health and productivity. The gallery is free and open to all people as a place of civic thinking and public imagination, it promotes art as a means to achieve social change. It has been at the centre of city life for nearly 200 years, created as the Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion of Literature, Science and the Arts and has been proudly part of Manchester City Council since 1882. The gallery is for and of the people of Manchester. Through its collections, displays and public programmes it works with all our constituents to ensure creativity, care and consideration infect all aspects of the way we live. This is an art school for everybody and for life.
Treat yourself to a top-notch selection of classic Northern treats, reimagined and expertly created by our acclaimed Head Chef, Matt Taylor. Feast on platefuls of delights including hand raised pork pies, coronation chicken and cheese and pickle sandwiches, Bury black pudding Scotch egg, Vimto cake, Heaton honey panna cotta, Manchester tart, and of course scones with jam and cream! Served with bottomless loose-leaf tea or coffee or add on our specially brewed Oolong tea beer.
Take the Metrolink to St Peter’s Square. From there, it’s less than a minute’s walk.
Following the tram lines towards Piccadilly, cross the road at Princess street down Mosely Street, you’ll arrive at the gallery’s exterior on the corner.
Manchester Art Gallery,
Opening times: Mon, 11:00am-5:00pm. Tues-Sun, 10:00am-5:00pm. First Wednesday of every month, open until 9:00pm.
For full details, please visit their website.