MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 23:  A general view of Manchester Art Gallery  in the City of Manchester, on June 23, 2014 in Manchester, England.  Chancellor George Osborne announced today the possibility of HS3 high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds that would help build a "northern global powerhouse" linking cities in the North of England.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Manchester Art Gallery

Top choice in Manchester

A superb collection of British art and a hefty number of European masters are the highlights at the city's top art gallery. It's home to the best assemblage of Pre-Raphaelite art as well as a permanent collection of pre-17th-century art, mostly by Dutch and early Renaissance masters. It also hosts exciting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The gallery runs a free hour-long highlights tour from 2pm to 3pm Thursday to Sunday.

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