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Manchester Art Gallery

Families having fun at Manchester Art Gallery © MCAG
Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

Opening Times:

Open Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm; late opening Thursday evenings till 9pm

Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays), 1 January, Good Friday, 24-26, 31 December

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Thereís always something fun for families to do at Manchester Art Gallery and itís all for free.  There are over 25,000 objects spanning six centuries in our collection.


Manchester Art Gallery is a member of the Renaissance North West Early Years and Family Learning Network and the MAGPIE initiative, a partnership between Manchester Childrenís Services, Manchester schools and five museums and galleries.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 8888

Learning Programmes:

Our Key Stage programme has workshops linked to QCA schemes of work, embracing innovative combinations of dance, drama, science, numeracy, literacy, storytelling and a vast range of visual arts.


Our teacher-training courses focus on themes relating to the permanent collection and special exhibitions.


Primary School Workshops include:

Victorian Manchester - Ford Madox Brown's painting Work is brought to life in this exciting workshop  and interactive aimed at KS2 pupils.


Secondary School workshops include topics such as:

Thinking Visually; Capturing Nature; Portraits and Identify; Shakespearean Stories


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