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Whitworth Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely art space near a park

Friendly gallery, regularly renewing their displays. Very family friendly with hands-on art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Faversham, United Kingdom
peaceful place for cake and coffee

what a stunning place to while away an hour with a decent coffee and and ohhh so good cinnamon... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
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All reviews new extension surrounding park glass box lovely space excellent cafe worth a visit city centre great building old building the ground floor free entry wentworth textiles collection exhibits wallpaper installation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a whim one Tuesday morning only to find there was very little to see. Two large exhibition areas were closed waiting new works, leaving a very limited amount to see. Some excellent Hogarth engravings, a display of wallpapers and one of Islamic textiles...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it's not often I come away from a gallery so irritated! the gallery seems to have fallen into a ridiculous, though fashionable, need to prove an agenda rather than to impartially inform its visitors. The wonderful display of Hogarth and Goya prints is extensive....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really excited to visit here thinking there’d be a real variety of art on display and that they’d be lots to admire and see but honestly the actual place itself was so very poor. Not only were most of the major rooms undergoing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this fantastic building to see. The new extension the building is great the displays were disappointing though. We were saved by a great jazz band live in the gallery.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kiddominor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to the newly extended Whitworth Art Gallery today and what a treat it was !! Beautifully restored original building imaginatively extended into a stunning modern gallery. Spacious and peaceful exhibition rooms full of excellent and varied works of art. The whole atmosphere...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OZZY L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place just commands a special mention...... The curated exhibits are always, always so well thought out and today's visit was no exception. Wall papers, textiles, quirky and thought provoking stimulating but fun! The building is fantastic and for me I enjoy the pure pleasure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many exhibitions over a year and often shows rare prints and textiles . Includes exhibitions of very modern pieces - always worth a visit in pleasant open galleries and curating is very informative

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shirley K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly gallery, regularly renewing their displays. Very family friendly with hands-on art encounters. Cafe too busy at the weekends unless you go earlier than we did!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

what a stunning place to while away an hour with a decent coffee and and ohhh so good cinnamon roll. Thanks!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PBarker57
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Have you roamed the voluptuous spaces of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the historical rooms of the Sorbonne in Paris? The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is not that ostentatious but is a small art Mecca in a charming park setting. Yes, the cafe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 8, 2017|
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Response from nickw61 | Reviewed this property |
A floor plan is available at the front desk
December 23, 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
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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.