Monday 02 Oct 2023
[@]Manchester's Museums and Galleries
Steeped in heritage and culture, Manchester has an astounding range of museums and galleries on offer - and what's more, most are free to visit. LS Lowry may be Manchester's best known artist, but there is a wealth of art being created and many quality galleries to visit in the city.
With exhibition spaces and smaller galleries almost on every corner you are bound to find something by accident. For example the Northern Quarters Kraak Gallery just off Stevenson Sq (it's hard to find) presents a wide selection of work and shows.
There are art exhibitons in pubs too, such as the Manchester people-focused photographs in the Chop House on Albert Square.
Here we have rounded up all the major permanent gallery spaces for you to look into and enjoy. Most of these museums and galleries are free to enter, but they often have special exhibitions with entrance fees.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
The Chinese Arts Centre Manchester (CFCCA), is a cultural bond with China and its gallery spaces present work from chinese artists. Based in the trendy Northern Quarter it is a short walk from Piccadilly
Gallery of Costume
The Gallery of Costume houses one of the finest collections of clothing and fashion accessories in the country. The exhibition and displays change regularly, so there is always something new to see
Imperial War Museum North
The Main Exhibition Space takes you through a timeline of wars Britain and the Commonwealth have been involved in from the First World War to the present day. Located near Salford Quays it is in easy reach of the city centre
Manchester Art Gallery
The city centre art gallery permanent collection includes everything from Dutch masters to modern art. It has a calendar of exclusive exhibitions from local and international artists
National Football Museum
Manchester may not be the home of modern football, but it's pretty close so its fitting that our national game is celebrated here. The National Football Museum is opposite Victoria station
Address: Urbis Bldg, Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG, UK
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Mamucium - Roman Fort
Mamucium, located within modern day Castlefield, was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia. Today it is an open area exhibition space with information and recreated buildings
Address: Mamucium, Bridgewater St, Manchester M3 4AG
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Peoples History Museum
The People's History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy. Their aim is to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing 'There have always been ideas worth fighting for.
Refurbished in 2015 the Whitworth makes use of its indoor and outdoor spaces to present its collection. Presenting a regular programme of art shows and installations you are bound to find something of interest
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