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Manchester Partnership (Manchester City Galleries, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery)

The Manchester Partnership includes Manchester City Galleries, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery.

Manchester City Galleries operate two venues in the city: Manchester Art Gallery and Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall. They care for the city’s internationally renowned and designated collections of fine art, decorative art and costume.

Manchester Art Gallery was opened in 1824 and today occupies three buildings, the oldest of which, designed by Sir Charles Barry, is Grade I listed and was originally home to the Royal Manchester Institution. The gallery is free to enter and houses the civic art collection, which includes works of local and international significance.

The Gallery of Costume based at Platt Hall in Rusholme houses designated collections of clothing and fashion accessories, one of the largest collections in Britain.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,795,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,713,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,703,000

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Contact details

Manchester City Galleries
Mosley Street
M2 3JL

53.4786, -2.24001

  • 53.4786 -2.24001

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