We want everyone to be able to enjoy the city's art collection. We're working hard to improve access for all.
There are three disabled parking spaces on Nicholas Street, approximately 10 metres from the ramped access to the main entrance. The main entrance faces Mosley Street. There are an additional three spaces on Princess Street, 50 metres from the main entrance, on the opposite side of the gallery to the Nicholas Street ramp.
Wheelchair and buggy access is via the Nicholas Street ramp to the main entrance. You can borrow motorised and manual wheelchairs in the entrance hall. There is a wheelchair lift at the groups entrance on Princess Street.
The gallery is completely accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.
There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors and baby changing facilities on the ground floor. There are lifts to all floors.
You can get a free audioguide for visually impaired visitors from the information desk in the atrium. This includes audio descriptions of many of the works in our collections. Please note, the guide is currently being redeveloped and is not currently available. We plan for it to be in place for July 2011.
There are large print guides (in a font size of 17 points) in the galleries to give you more information about the works on display. There is also a handling trail in the Gallery of Craft and Design designed with the help of visually impaired visitors.
Our events programme includes activities especially designed for visually impaired visitors. We can arrange for any of our events to be audio described for you. This service is free but please book in advance.
Guide dogs are welcome.
You can get a sighted guide or book an audio described event by contacting:
Tel: 0161 235 8855
See the events calendar for more information.
You can get our regular what's on guide, Inside Manchester Art Gallery, in large print, Braille, by email or on tape or CD. Contact:
Tel: 0161 235 8865
We offer a programme of British Sign Language interpreted and sign supported English events. See the events calendar for more information.
You can get a British Sign Language interpreter by contacting:
Tel: 0161 235 8855
This service is free but please book in advance.
An induction loop is fitted in the lecture room and portable hearing loops are available for tours, talks and other events in the galleries.
Hearing dogs are welcome.