• Laura Jones, 2020. 

Located in the heart of Manly Cove, Manly Art Gallery & Museum presents innovative, distinctive and creative cultural programs alongside its extensive collections of Australian visual art and beach ephemera. Established in 1930, MAG&M is the oldest metropolitan regional gallery in NSW and the centre for the visual arts on the Northern Beaches.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays and Public Holidays

Covid-safe measures

We have some new Covid-Safe restrictions in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety. These changes are outlined below:

Register when you visit

- Upon entry, visitors must register with their details via QR code for the NSW Covid Registration App at the front desk. For groups of 4 or more, please call the gallery prior to your visit.
- A maximum of 200 people are allowed in the gallery at any one time. This will be monitored by staff who will be on hand to answer any queries.
- Visitors are asked to observe the 2 square metres per person social distancing.
- A new single direction walk through will prevent any bottlenecks. This will be detailed on posters and directional floor signs and again, with friendly staff on hand to help.

What’s open

  • Exhibitions and displays
  • The Design Shop is open and only card payments will be accepted. 

What we’re asking you to do

  • Register your details using the NSW Covid Registration App QR code available on entry. Details are confidential and not used for any council marketing 
  • Bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases (we won’t be accepting cash)
  • Don’t visit in a large group 
  • Don’t visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days

At the Gallery

  • Use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival
  • Cloak your umbrella yourself in the stands provided
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others at all times
  • Wait in a marked queue or go elsewhere if a particular space has too many people

What we’re doing for you

  • There are floor markings and signage to help visitors maintain safe distances
  • The Gallery exhibition space has its maximum capacity, based on the rule of 1 person per 4 square metres. Please follow instructions from staff
  • We’ve removed some seating in exhibition spaces to give visitors more space to move
  • We’re cleaning frequently with hospital-grade disinfectants, and high-touch items are sanitised after each use
  • We’ve provided hand sanitisers at the Gallery entry
  • We will continue to be guided by the NSW Government’s health guidelines and will provide updates to this information

Contact information

9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of About MAG&M