Gallery of Craft & Design

Gallery of Craft and Design

The gallery is one of the architectural highlights of Manchester Art Gallery.
In this former Victorian theatre, you can see metalwork, toys and textiles:
over 1,300 objects from ancient pottery to the latest designs in furniture and lighting.

Chairs on display in the Gallery of Craft and DesignMaking

How do artists and designers approach making objects?




Anti Slavery artifactsMemory

How can objects mark events that are important to millions of people – or just to you?



Enamel box from the Harold Raby collectionCollecting

How and why do people collect objects?

Using the Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery floorplan (detail)
Get the most out of your visit with our floor plans, audio guides and information in other languages.

Search the Collections

Collections search screen
Want to know more about specific works on display? Search our online collections database.