Gallery of Craft & Design

Gallery of Craft and Design

Gallery of Craft and Design redesign

The Gallery of Craft and Design is closed for refurbishment. It will reopen in autumn 2015.

Our decorative arts and costume collection is one of the most important in the UK, and extensive in scope and depth. The new design will be flexible enough to allow us to change the displays often, so we can showcase more of it. As a former Victorian theatre, the gallery is one of Manchester’s hidden architectural gems. The new layout, lighting and decorative scheme will breathe new life into the space, and enhance the beauty of its ornate interior.

You can view objects from the decorative arts and fashion collections online while the gallery is closed, and we’ll post images and updates documenting the progress of the project.

Using the Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery floorplan (detail)
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Collections search screen
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