Visitor Information

Address and contact details

Gallery of Costume
Platt Hall
M14 5LL

Tel: 0161 245 7245

Opening hours

Please note, from 15 June 2015, gallery opening hours will change to:

Thursday and Friday 1 - 5pm.
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm


Our revamped shop stocks a wide range of books, postcards and gifts inspired by costume.


We have a pop-up cafe selling delicious coffee, tea, cakes and snacks. And, there's free WiFi too.


The Gallery of Costume is on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Platt Lane, in Platt Fields Park, Rusholme, South Manchester.

By Bus

Buses from the city centre: 40-46, 48-49, 142-3.

For more detailed bus information, telephone 0161 228 7811 or visit GMPTE's website.

By Car

On-road parking is available on Platt Lane.

By Coach

The most appropriate coach drop off point is on Platt Lane, off Wilmslow Road to the side of the gallery.


The Gallery of Costume welcomes visitors with disabilities. There is parking next to the entrance (please telephone 0161 245 7245 in advance for assistance) and independent wheelchair access to the ground floor via a ramp to the main door.

There are stairs with handrails to the first floor. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.


The fully accessible toilets are on the ground floor.

The Friends of Manchester City Galleries

Manchester City Galleries has an active and sociable Friends' group. Visit Supporting Us for more information.

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Exhibition programme

Lubaina Himid, Tailor, Singer, Striker, Dandy
Catch the programme of free changing exhibitions and installations.

The collection

Platt Hall, collections
Explore highlights of the costume collection, from high street fashion to celebrity designers.