What is RSS?

RSS is a great way to make sure you keep up to date with what’s new on the internet. It stands for Really Simple Syndication and it’s basically a virtual news service, delivering the latest information directly to you, so you don’t have to look for it.

All you need is a piece of software called a news reader and then you can pick and choose which websites you want to keep in touch with. Just click on the orange RSS button wherever it appears and you can subscribe to the latest news, delivered direct to your computer, for free.

At Manchester Art Gallery we have RSS feeds for our exhibitions and events programmes. These feeds will keep you up to date with our changing exhibitions and ensure you don’t miss out on the many talks, tours and workshops also on offer. Each feed gives basic information about what’s on, with a link back to our website for full details.

Keep up to date with what’s on at the gallery for free.

How do I get started?

First of all you need a news reader. This is a piece of software that automatically checks RSS feeds and allows you to read any new items that have been added. If you haven’t already got one, you can download a news reader for free from the internet. There are several different news readers available and you need to choose one that will work on your computer. These are some of the main news readers currently in use:




Manchester Art Gallery is not responsible for the content of external websites.

How do I subscribe?

Once you have installed a news reader, you can subscribe to RSS. For example, if you would like to be kept up to date with our events and exhibitions programme, visit the Events or Exhibition.  Click on the button and you can subscribe by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the URL into a new feed. 


RSS feeds on your site

You can also add RSS feeds to your own website to display relevant information from external sites. We are happy for you to do this with our RSS feeds, provided you abide by our terms and conditions and acknowledge Manchester Art Gallery as the author of any content.