We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Castlefield Gallery. 

Please check back here before your visit to make sure you have the most up-to-date information, or email / call 0161 832 8034.

Information updated: Friday 10 December 2021


What we’re doing to keep you safe

  • Our staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings and these are also mandatory for all visitors, unless a person is exempt for reasons related to their age, health, or disability
  • We’ve reduced capacity for events and we encourage social-distancing wherever possible
  • We continue to keep in place COVID-19 protections such as the screen around our reception area, hand sanitiser stations and safety signage; including display of the NHS Track & Trace App QR code
  • Our enhanced cleaning measures will remain and we continue to ensure good ventilation

Do you need to pre-book to visit Castlefield Gallery?

  • You do not need to pre-book to visit gallery exhibitions during regular gallery opening hours (12noon – 5:30pm Wednesday to Sunday)
  • Pre-booking is required for special events including previews, talks, and our new Slow-Saturday previews (check our events pages for further details)

Are group visits allowed?

  • We continue to welcome and encourage visits from learning and community groups. If you are a learning or community group, please contact us in advance on or call 0161 832 8034 so we can support you with planning your visit

How can you help us?

  • Do not visit Castlefield Gallery if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. For more information on these, including new variants, please visit the NHS website.
  • ​​Use the NHS Track & Trace App when you enter Castlefield Gallery
  • Give our staff, volunteers and other visitors space
  • Wear a face covering 
  • Wash your hands regularly


We operate a zero tolerance policy towards disrespectful or abusive behaviour towards our staff, volunteers and other visitors, in person, over the phone or via any other communications channels.


Greater Manchester Cultural Venues – COVID-19 Pledge: As cultural venues across the city-region begin to re-open their doors and spring to life once again, as a sector, we want to reassure audiences and visitors alike that your health and wellbeing is our utmost priority. No two venues will respond to the introduction of Stage 4 of the Government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ in exactly the same way. Our venues are different sizes, shapes and operate in different ways appropriate to the needs of those individual businesses. What is consistent, however, is the thrill and excitement our artists, production companies, staff and volunteers feel at the thought of being able to share great art and culture with you again face to face. It has been a tough old time, but we’re back, side by side and cannot wait for you to join us.


Gallery opening times

Wednesday – Sunday 12noon – 5:30pm.

Office Hours: Tuesday – Sunday* 10am – 6pm. * Between exhibitions our office hours are Tuesday – Friday only.

Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street
Manchester M15 4GB

Castlefield Gallery is FREE to visit. We are a registered charity and your donations are gratefully received.

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  • Castlefield Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • The entrance to the gallery is level with the pavement outside. Our entrance door is fairly heavy but our Front of House team will be happy to help you with this so please just ring the doorbell to the right hand side of the entrance upon arrival and after entering please use our entry way hand sanitiser station.
  • We have a wheelchair accessible lift to all floors. Again the lift doors are fairly heavy but our Front of House team will be happy to help you with these.
  • A wheelchair (unisex) accessible toilet on the first floor is available.
  • The nearest free parking spots for disabled drivers are 0.4 miles away on Mount St(updated Jan 2019). For general parking information please see below. The nearest paid parking spots for disabled drivers are 0.2 miles away and are located just off Medlock Street near to Mancunian Way (A5103) (Q-Park multi-storey). There are 28 disabled spaces.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Large print versions of the gallery’s exhibition handouts are available. These are paper based and you can either take them away with you or dispose of them after you have finished using them in one of our onsite bins.

For any further access enquiries please contact the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or

Castlefield Gallery was named among Manchester’s Top 5 Accessible Tourist Attractions by Euan’s Guide. (published May 2017)


How to get to Castlefield Gallery

By Bike:

Sheffield Bike Stands are located outside the gallery, close to the entrance to the nearby Deansgate railway station and opposite the junction of Commercial Street and Deansgate.

By Metrolink Tram:

To Deansgate/Castlefield. The platform is accessible by stairs and lift.

By Bus:

The No.2 Metroshuttle, the free city centre bus, takes a circular route from Victoria Train Station. The nearest stop to Castlefield Gallery is on Whitworth Street West by Deansgate railway station.

By Train:

Castlefield Gallery is located behind Deansgate railway station. Alternatively, to access the gallery from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria railway stations take a Metrolink tram from Victoria or Piccadilly (Altrincham or Eccles direction) to the Deansgate/Castlefield stop. We are within easy walking distance from Oxford Road train station – continue down Whitworth Street West until you reach Deansgate railway station.

By Car:

Manchester is ringed by the M60, linking to the UK’s extensive motorway network. Follow signs to the city centre and park near Deansgate Train Station. The nearest all-day car parking is a 5-minute walk from Castlefield Gallery and is located on First Street Manchester M15 4FN (Q-Park multi-storey). There are 28 disabled spaces and family parking available and a 24 hour parking stay costs £17. Nearby short-term street parking is available on Deansgate and Whitworth Street West and the gallery is surrounded by many pay at metre / online parking bays.



Phone: 0161 832 8034.  Outside of office hours you may need to leave a voicemail.

Please state the nature of your call, your full name and phone number. Please note it may take up to 3 working days for a member of staff to return your call.