Manchester Art Gallery and The Gallery of Costume are home to the city’s world-class art collection. We hold over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costume, developed over 200 years and still growing.
Over 13,000 objects of craft and design from ceramics, glass and furniture to metalwork, wallpaper and dolls houses. Highlights include early English slipware, 17th century silver, and our growing collection of contemporary furniture and lighting design.
The Gallery of Costume at Platt Hall holds over 21,000 items of clothing and accessories, covering all aspects of the history of dress from 1600 to the present day. 18th century fashion and 19th century women and children's dress are particular highlights.