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The Lowry

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Address: | Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
Phone Number:
+44 843 208 6000
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a...

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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As well as Lowry's artwork this gallery has lots of information about the artist's life and influences.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As well as Lowry's artwork this gallery has lots of information about the artist's life and influences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a good way of finding out about Lowry. His life story is told through his paintings and videos - excerpts from old documentaries and a 20 minute summary of his life. Whether you like it I guess depends on what you think of his art. It's well laid out and free to visit (they rightly suggest a voluntary... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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The Lowry is part of a theatre complex with art galleries and a cafe. We made a special visit as my 8 year old son has been studying Lowry art work at school. The display of art is good- however it does not provide for young children or anyone with additional needs. We got literally told off a few times... More 

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Alyth, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the Lowry museum with a friend because he is one of her favorite artists. I had seen a few paintings of his with Manchester buildings and groups of people. Visiting the museum was such a thrill. We looked at the cityscapes, landscapes, portraits and drawings. The collection ranges from realistic drawings from when he studied life drawing... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the Lowry and I was really looking forward to it as it had been a couple of years since I was last here. I really like how this museum is set up and would recommend seeing the short film about Lowry before venturing into the museum itself. This is especially true if you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Lowry to watch the britains got talent auditions had a great day apart from 1 member of staff being rude to us when we asked for the lift to be turned on for our disabled friend

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived around 10ish on a Monday and the shops were open but very quiet. Had a good wonder around and picked up some bargains. Worth a visit.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the most comfortable theatre in Manchester area. Great seats and view from all. Not seen a bad production. Easy access and parking. Always a good evening out

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see majic of mowtown at the Lowry. The show was fantastic and we had very good seats and it was well organised. The place itself was very clean. The bar prices were expensive but you got to expect that. Would definitely visit again.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visited Salford Quays. Fabulous afternoon looking at some great art, not what I imagined.i saw Lowrys work in a new light. Loved the exhibition area .too much to see in the time I had .Amust to return to see all this area has to offer. I grew up in Bolton so it was of great interest ,however it... More 

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