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Whitworth Art Gallery

Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
Review Highlights
Lovely and quiet museum

Situated within University of Manchester, the university museum is modern and very insta-worthy... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Qazim M
Singapore, Singapore
Good Museum

The Whitworth's new look is very well done. We really liked "Visions of the Front" exhibit in Sept... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Naples, Florida
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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 30 November 2016

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.

Thank Qazim M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 24 November 2016 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.

Thank aellituv
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

Thank _slspillo
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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...More

Thank CarolBartlett
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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...More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 14 November 2016

There has been a lot of money spent on refurbishing the building and they have done a fine job. Unlike some great looking galleries the contents are worthy of the building. The exhibition of war artists has Nash, Bomberg, and Nevison amongst many others and...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The renovated museum is a pleasure. Marcantonio Raimondi was an innovator who has fallen from the Pantheon. Into the 19th Century he was ranked with Michelangelo and da Vinci. The creation of multiples of a work of art changed the way art could be appreciated...More

1  Thank Retired-to-Manhattan
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited here last year alone when I was bored on day as I live fairly close. It was free to walk round and although the exhibition that was on at the time (wallpaper) was not my cup of tea, the rest of the collection was...More

Thank HostileWhenHungry
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We came to see the refurbishment and were not disappointed. It's beautiful - the modern additions are amazing. Great shop too. Worth a trip to the loos to sample the aesop toiletries!

Thank Kathryn R
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Where can I find a floorplan which tells me what is on display? Can't find one on the website. 'Search the collection' doesn't reveal what's on display and what isn't. I'll have 2 hours free in Manchester and want to see 18th & 19th century British art. The Whitworth reputedly has a lot, but is it on the walls? Reviews suggest not.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
A floor plan is available at the front desk
Who is the gallery named after
23 December 2016|
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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
Is there parking nearby?
4 April 2016|
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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.