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Whitworth Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Chorlton
As featured in 3 Days in Manchester and 1 other guide
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Address: Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
Phone Number: +44 161 275 7450
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Whitworth is part of the University of Manchester. It is home to some...

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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Great space and Andy Warhol exhibition

I went to the gallery for the first time yesterday with my girlfriend as it was the Frost Fair this weekend. The frost fair had a small ice-rink at the front of the gallery with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to visit Andy Warhol free exhibit, ended up finding a beautiful collection of printed fabrics from various decades and also some precious art in ceramics, namingly Majolica, wich for a decorative arts master was just heavenly. In architetural terms the gallery itself is very well designed and thought. Beautiful garden around the building.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A superb spacious and modern art gallery with regularly changing exhibtions of works by famous artists. However the lovely cafe is let down by lenghty queues resulting in a 25 minute wait for a drink. The service is always tardy whether the cafe is busy or not. The food is very expensive and next time I visit I will take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This gallery has regular high quality exhibitions and a very nice cafe to boot. Since the refurbishment it has really moved up into one of the serious UK galleries. If it can develop the woodlands next to the galley and improve the perceptions it could compete with some of Europe's niche art locations. The gallery offers a variety of intimate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the gallery for the first time yesterday with my girlfriend as it was the Frost Fair this weekend. The frost fair had a small ice-rink at the front of the gallery with lots of little food stalls going around the side of the building which also enticed us to go in. There was also a moving truck... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated within University of Manchester, the university museum is modern and very insta-worthy. Attended the special exhibition on Andy Warhol and really enjoyed it. Would be great if the museum shop has a greater variety of (affordable) items.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whitworth's new look is very well done. We really liked "Visions of the Front" exhibit in Sept. this year. For the rest, it really wasn't quite my taste, but very well displayed. Thought the Café was beautiful but a little pricy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed by the different exhibits and we were really enjoying ourselves But then we saw something that was offensive to a certain group and wasn't pleased.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern art gallery, currently holding an exhibition by Andy Warhol. plus a load of other stuff, including a Gilbert'n'George piece. Free entry.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Whitworth Art Gallery and it is a great way to spend a few hours. The art was quite different across the two visits. We went on a wet day and everyone enjoyed the day out. The works on display were interesting and thought provoking, creating a lot of discussion. Some art I liked, some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go back to Manchester I always make sure I make a visit however brief because there is always a changing exhibition in some art form that is interesting. I don't even check in advance anymore, there is always the core collection to get reacquainted with too. Overall I also just love the relaxed atmosphere and its park location.... More 

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