Get involved in the life of the Gallery, learn more about our fantastic collections and help us to develop our award winning service.
If you have enjoyed the Gallery’s exhibitions, collection displays, lively activities and events programme or the great cakes in the cafe, why not get more involved?
Become a Friend or Patron of Manchester Art Gallery and you’ll never be stuck for something interesting to do – without it costing you a fortune.
Manchester Art Gallery and the Committee of The Friends have developed a very successful Volunteer Gallery Guides scheme, offering tours every weekend to enrich visitors’ experience of the gallery. The tours last approximately one hour and show the highlights of the gallery’s rich collection of paintings and decorative arts. In addition, guides deliver 'Discovery' tours which run once a month and give visitors a greater insight into specific areas of the collection.
Find out more about Volunteer Guides.
The Creative Consultants are a dynamic group of young people aged between 16-20 with a wide variety of interests. They meet every month at the gallery and work on a variety of projects. They explore the exhibitions and collections and help to interpret art works for a young audience. This can be through events, trails, or activities within the exhibitions and collections galleries.
Find out more about Creative Consultants.
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