Art galleries and museums in Manchester

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OK, so Creative Tourist is all about the culture. And where better to start than with images from our archives (and some others we've found browsing Pinterest) of some of Manchester's finest museums and galleries?

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Zaha Hadid Architects for the Manchester Art Gallery in 2010 with Panton Chairs by Vitra. Manchester Art, Lounge Music, Hall Design, Lobby Design, Zaha Hadid Architects, Space Architecture, Inspiration Wall, Concert Hall, Architect Design

Zaha Hadid installation at Manchester Art Gallery (part of Manchester International Festival), from Dodo.

Afflecks Palace, Manchester by Sabrina B - not a museum, not a gallery, not even a proper shop as such. But the stairwells of this collection of stalls is always a joy to see - a 'gallery' in its rawest sense. Salford, Stalls, Newcastle, Cologne, Museums, Galleries, Manchester, Emo, Palace

Cologne and beyond

Random photos of Cologne taken by me unless stated otherwise. Being rather anglophile, I'll also...

Wooden Noah's Ark toy animal, from the Mary Greg Collection of Handicrafts of Bygone Times. Antique Toys, Vintage Toys, Vintage Stuff, Spotty Dog, Manchester Art, City Gallery, Outsider Art, How To Antique Wood, Old Antiques

The Collection

The Mary Greg collection has never been formally photographically documented and one of the aims of this project is to look at ways in which we might address this. Informally however, during visits to the Mary Greg Archive and during workshops, a large number of photographs have been taken. Some document the store visits, the […]

Royal Exchange Manchester by Tom Patterson - check out the old trading boards at the top of the photo, back when the building was a stock exchange rather than theatre Peak District, North Wales, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, Museums, Liverpool, Galleries, Manchester, Theatre

Royal Exchange Manchester by Tom Patterson - check out the old trading boards at the top of the photo, back when the building was a stock exchange rather than theatre

Whitworth Art Gallery - behind the scenes as it prepared for Manchester International Festival back in 2009 International Festival, So Creative, North West, Museums, Design Projects, Galleries, Manchester, Architects, Behind The Scenes

Whitworth Art Gallery - behind the scenes as it prepared for Manchester International Festival back in 2009

The Lowry in Manchester Colour Architecture, Photo Link, Manchester, Art Gallery, Museums, Galleries, England, Color, Art Museum

The Lowry in Manchester

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Suitcases @ manchester art gallery, from Viktoriya Zarvanska. We think this is from the first floor interactive gallery. Manchester Art, So Creative, Suitcases, Exhibitions, Museums, Galleries, Art Gallery, Objects, Floor

Suitcases @ manchester art gallery, from Viktoriya Zarvanska. We think this is from the first floor interactive gallery.

Imperial War Museum in the spring sunshine Mecca, Museums, Galleries, Manchester, Appreciation, Sunshine, Art Gallery, War, Explore

Imperial War Museum in the spring sunshine

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Behind the scenes at the Whitworth again, this time with a lot of shoes. Marina Abramovic, So Creative, Museums, Galleries, Wander, Manchester, Behind The Scenes, Artworks, Art Gallery

Behind the scenes at the Whitworth again, this time with a lot of shoes... (MIF, 2009)

Back at the Whitworth - loved this little note, written by an artist as they installed their work. So Creative, Museums, Galleries, Manchester, Art Gallery, Cards Against Humanity, Note, Writing, Reading

Back at the Whitworth - loved this little note, written by an artist as they installed their work.

Behind the scenes at the Whitworth again, this time with a lot of shoes. Marina Abramovic, So Creative, Museums, Galleries, Wander, Manchester, Behind The Scenes, Artworks, Art Gallery

The Whitworth again, and again for MIF 2009 - the whole gallery was stripped of its artworks in readiness for a series of performances curated by the legendary Marina Abramovic. The gallery very kindly let us wander behind the scenes as preparations were underway.

From the old to the new - The Lowry's Lyric Theatre in Salford. actually, the building is, what, 11 years old now? The Lowry is right by Media City, with the Beeb still settling in to its shiny new studios. Salford, So Creative, News Studio, Museums, Galleries, Manchester, Theatre, Studios, Art Gallery

From the old to the new - The Lowry's Lyric Theatre in Salford. We say new; actually, the building is, what, 11 years old now? The Lowry is right by Media City, with the Beeb still settling in to its shiny new studios.

The Mammals Hall in Manchester Museum is near-perfect: a grand Victorian aesthetic, an intimate, womb-like feel and a nod to the contemporary with its new neon signage - which somehow doesn't jar with the ageing stuffed animals in cases. Love it. Fancy getting married in it. Heck, I'd get married *to* it if I could. This pic was taken before its recent refurb. Got Married, Getting Married, So Creative, Ageing, Stuffed Animals, Museums, Mammals, Galleries, Manchester

The Mammals Hall in Manchester Museum is near-perfect: a grand Victorian aesthetic, an intimate, womb-like feel and a nod to the contemporary with its new neon signage - which somehow doesn't jar with the ageing stuffed animals in cases. Love it. Fancy getting married in it. Heck, I'd get married *to* it if I could. This pic was taken before its recent refurb.

Upstairs at The Manchester Museum. The place has undergone a few re-jigs and refurbs in the past year or so, with more improvements underway. It was and is one of Manchester's finest museums and, fact fans, has over four million objects in its stores. Museums, Galleries, Manchester, The Past, Art Gallery, Objects, Fair Grounds, Fans, Places

Upstairs at The Manchester Museum. The place has undergone a few re-jigs and refurbs in the past year or so, with more improvements underway. It was and is one of Manchester's finest museums and, fact fans, has over four million objects in its stores.

The People's History Museum let us into the museum just before they re-opened in 2010 after a multi-million pound redevelopment. These men on the ladder, one up and one down, were putting the finishing touches to the old (listed) part of the building. First Down, History Museum, Museums, Galleries, Ladder, Manchester, Art Gallery, Old Things, Stairs

The People's History Museum let us into the museum just before they re-opened in 2010 after a multi-million pound redevelopment. These men on the ladder, one up and one down, were putting the finishing touches to the old (listed) part of the building.