Manchester's museums and galleries

2 million people a year visit Manchester's award-winning museums and galleries, including Manchester Art Gallery.

You come to see our world class collections and our stunning buildings. You come to relax in our cafes, browse in our shops and have a great day out with friends and family. You want to see Pre-Raphaelites or contemporary art, dinosaurs or steam engines, war photography or wallpapers. Whatever you want, it's all here, in Manchester's museums and galleries.

We are all free, so why not visit soon?

Manchester Art Gallery is part of a group of nine museums and galleries in Manchester that work together as the Manchester Museums Consortium. The group shares a dual vision: the desire to stage intelligent, thought-provoking and outward looking exhibitions and events, and to celebrate the city in which we live, work and play.

The Consortium produces, a monthly online magazine, as well as biannual insider city guides – uncovering not just galleries and museums, but shops, bars, events, restaurants and nights out that are distinctly, uniquely Mancunian.