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Whitworth Art Gallery

Closes in 4 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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

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It' s a good choice to come here on sunny afternoon for the very enjoyable outdoor views. Free... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed today

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 3 days ago 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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here for Hogarth and fell for William Kentridge. Ashamed to say i was unaware of his work... not now. I could have easily spent a day at this amazing gallery going round his installations. Loved the huge spaces... time to reflect on the art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ShirazBlues
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whitworth Gallery is well worth visiting for its diversity of thought-provoking exhibits, its openness to visitors of all ages (the place was packed with toddlers and older children when I was there), and its excellent restaurant that is full of light and offers great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Penny M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the Goya and Hogarth exhibition were enjoyable, where is the rest? An awful lot of empty space and very little art.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wrimo17
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Assistant at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Wrimo17, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Goya and Hogarth exhibition. We have a variety of different exhibitions on display (with two currently in transition), all of which can be viewed on our website. Additionally, you can access our 60,000 strong...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It' s a good choice to come here on sunny afternoon for the very enjoyable outdoor views. Free concert is also a chance to enjoy music.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank phoebe0806
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you go to the cafe, it's one of the finest in Manchester overlooking a beautiful park. Delicious coffee in a gorgeous environment. The art was pretty good too!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RobbieHumphries
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really impressed with improvements to all toilets downstairs since I last came quite a few years back. Also, there are now art hampers that can be filled with free materials and paper for families to take around the gallery space with them. There's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judy S
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I am a student at the University of Manchester and this is a soothing, relaxing place to visit. There are many places to sit and take in your surroundings. Gift shop is good too - not too expensive in comparison to other galleries.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hollayveepond
Reviewed January 2, 2019

A special place for so many reasons, a soothing and relaxing space, inspiring, stimulating and provocative art, a place to think or ponder, or even take a break with the restaurant/cafe which offers quality service and an excellent range of food and drinks. This place...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from nickw61 | 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
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The Greenheys car park, just off Denmark Road, barely two blocks from the Whitworth, is lovely. £1/hour, with a parking attendant.