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Whitworth Art Gallery

Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
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Interesting tour and wonderful design

This was my second visit to the Whitworth and enjoyed it both times for different reasons. The main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jane w
Chorley, United Kingdom
Contemporary Exhibits

My husband is from Gtr Manchester and on this family visit we decided to try the Whitworth. My 90... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Whitworth is part of the University of Manchester. It is home to some of the UK's finest collections of art and design including modern and historic fine art, prints, textiles and a rare collection of wallpapers.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the Whitworth and enjoyed it both times for different reasons. The main reason for the visit this time was a great place to meet for lunch, the cafe is a wonderful space. As I had a bit of time...More

Thank jane w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is from Gtr Manchester and on this family visit we decided to try the Whitworth. My 90 yr old F-I-L lived near by in his youth and remembers a far different type of gallery. This art museum seems to feature various rotating collections....More

Thank Burd825
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the exhibitions that were featured - but hadn't realised that the art mentioned as part of the collection is only on display if it is part of a featured exhibition. So wasn't able to view the art I really wanted to see - Turner,...More

Thank ellie040
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go here there's something new and amazing to see - the range of artists and styles available to see are what make the Whitworth so special. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable, and it's always worth a look inside.

Thank Danielle M
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Danielle. Thanks for leaving feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our wide range of exhibitions on display, and we hope to welcome you again to our gallery soon. Kind regards, Matthew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building mixing old and modern and set in parkland in the University district. We went for the textile design exhibition which was on at the time but there is other interesting art on display.

Thank Jonny O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after seeing the depth of their collection on Wikipedia, and on checking the website saw there were a couple of interesting temporary exhibitions running as well. What the website doesn't tell you is that, unlike almost every other gallery I have visited, the temporary...More

1  Thank PhilH4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard my Son talking about it for so many times, and the internet shows all these exibitions, I just couldn´t miss it.

Thank cristinapenhacou2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New exhibits, new travelling collections, new parts of the building all blend together with the historical Victorian centrepiece. I always enjoy time here.

Thank Andrei H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved they way they chose to display their collection (I think it was the one their standard exhibit). Unusual and beautiful, allows your eye to roam around paintings for different genres.

Thank SmilesGB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all! Cafe excellent too. Nice spaces with interesting changing galleries with most media represented, including performance. Good half day visit.

Thank andrew_allen1
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
A floor plan is available at the front desk
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Response from frances989 | Reviewed this property |
see Wikipedia, but the museum is in Whitworth park, and one of the benefactors was Joseph Whitworth f This tells you all. f
Suzanne B
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Response from SuPoole |
The Greenheys car park, just off Denmark Road, barely two blocks from the Whitworth, is lovely. £1/hour, with a parking attendant.