I recommend this museum. The atmosphere to visit is very good, and there are many things in it. Classical art works are collected in the old museum, and art works from the 20th century are collected in the new museum.More
One of my favourite place in Manchester, the artwork inside is a great collection :)
Not comparable to the greats of the world, but I find the local touch very appealing, especially Lowry's impressions of Manchester.
This place hosts exhibitions by some of the city's best artists but also it's up and comers, as well as a host of international names. There's also a nice cafe to enjoy a coffee in between exhibitions. Check their site for listings as things change frequently here.
Great for whiling away a few hours on a rainy Mancunian afternoon!