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The Lowry

The Quays | Pier 8, Salford M50 3AZ, England
+44 843 208 6000
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Fantastic gem of a gallery on the quay

This place is a gem. There is a cafe on the ground floor with the gallerys upstairs via an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit but not very big!!

As the title suggests really, went to the Lowry expecting to have a day trip and after about two... read more

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Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant, souvenir gift shop and Salford’s Tourist Information Centre. With a huge variety of performances, The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.Gallery entry is free and you can enjoy the work of one of the nation's favourite artists, LS Lowry, in changing exhibitions of his work which we hope will offer some surprises. At the same time, experience work by artists of local, national and international renown to compliment our Lowry exhibitions. There's always something new and refreshing to see in our galleries.With family fun throughout the building, guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, plus participatory activity for all ages, The Lowry is a great day out.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
The Quays | Pier 8, Salford M50 3AZ, England
+44 843 208 6000

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a gem. There is a cafe on the ground floor with the gallerys upstairs via an escalator. We visited the Lowry at Home exhibition of photographs but there was so much more. Several rooms of paintings and drawings by Lowry plus a...More

Thank urbanfox1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As the title suggests really, went to the Lowry expecting to have a day trip and after about two hours we were finished! Very good for Lowry fans and obviously if you want to visit the theatre, apart from that a concrete jungle with a...More

Thank Sterrywan
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lowry gallery is well worth a visit. The 20 minute video about his life puts his work in context. The paintings themselves wonderful to see in real life having seen many in books. Admission is free but we left a substantial donation as it...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pier 8 is the restaurant at The Lowry and is perfect for pre-theatre lunch or dinner. The staff are friendly, professional and really efficient. I booked a large group in to the restaurant for a pre-theatre dinner and frankly I couldnt recommend it highly enough....More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the tram from Manchester - forget the car and enjoy the journey. We really like visiting here and its surroundings. The exhibition is currently displaying photographs of Lowry - these are fascinating- everyday photos and yet they capture the life of Lowry. I was...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Lowry to see interesting paintings and found interesting paintings, plus the stunning architecture other the building. It was free to get in but I paid a donation.

Thank EthAme46
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole of the Salford Quays have been renovated & are a great place to visit. The Lowry is a complex of exhibitions theatre & of course gallery of Lowry paintings. LS Lowry is explained well in the museum, both by guided tours & film...More

Thank ilanastone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant, free art gallery exclusively showing the work of L.S. Lowry, the painter. What a gem this place is, and the location is so appropriate, so special. Among the many displays and paintings his life story is depicted. The gallery is an absolute must-see, and...More

Thank KevtheExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like many others I was only familiar with the industrial scenes that Lowry is famous for. This gallery showcases the full range of his work, from set pieces when taking lessons, to his more stylistic art. I was surprisingly drawn to the rather empty /...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bad first; asked for a small coffee, to be told "we don't do small, just medium or large". Ones medium coffee appeared small to me! Just think how ludicrous it is to have a medium sized coffee cup without the corresponding small cup. It...More

Thank Buster D
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1 July 2017|
Response from shirley18155 | Reviewed this property |
We were on tier 3 and had fantastic views so I don't think you need to worry as your seats will be closer than what we were and we were happy hope that helps you c
12 May 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
Hi I get the Tram from Manchester Piccadilly Train station but lots of stops in the city centre
3 April 2017|
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Response from Leonie T | Reviewed this property |
Get the tram to Media City and walk across. It's a five minute walk, at most.