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Whitworth Art Gallery

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Neighborhood: 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 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Lots of modern art and not what I was expecting really. Andy Warhol exhibitions plus others. Very busy. Items in the shop were very prices.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
terets57
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Grimsby, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unassuming on approach, the gallery is on the main road with pretty good bus links to and from Manchester city centre and Picadilly. On arrival, the disability and buggy access were well placed, however if you have parked on Denmark Road (free for 2hrs between controlled times), you will need to walk to the main Oxford Road entrance. There is... More 

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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're pleased to hear that you were able to access the gallery easily and that you enjoyed the spaces and our Andy Warhol exhibition which runs until 16th April. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Tahmina More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the Warhol exhibition and it was really good with quite a few pieces that I wasn't familiar with. The layout was easy to follow too. The other exhibitions were great, modern back to 15c. I'd recommend this gallery - it's a really good space.

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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Gabriella, Thanks for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially our exhibitions. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Tahmina More 

Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Has an interesting range of galleries and visiting exhibitions. Cafe serves excellent coffee, cakes and foood

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The_WhitworthArt, Manager at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm really happy you enjoyed your visit and after launching our new menu this month, we're especially pleased you liked the food! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Simon Hopkinson|General Manager More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent, stunning space, with some great exhibitions. It's convenient from the university, but a bit of a trek from the city centre.

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Grimsby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of modern art and not what I was expecting really. Andy Warhol exhibitions plus others. Very busy. Items in the shop were very prices.

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Thank terets57
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some weird and wonderful paintings and pictures available to see here. Especially the art from Andy Warhol. Great tourist attraction, and easy for all ages to visit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here and really enjoyed it. There was a variety of different exhibitions and "the space" is very beautiful. The flooring is amazing! I particularly enjoyed the textiles and the portraits which had modern pieces alongside classics from the museums own collection - a very stimulating display. Obligatory cafe and shops are high quality and suitably "arty." The Whitworth... More 

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our visit to this free gallery on outskirts of Manchester . Currently an Andy Warhol exhibition which we enjoyed despite it not having the famous soup cans . Added bonus for drivers is that the parking is free on surrounding side streets

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed by the exhibits, as there was not that much to see. The building itself is beautiful, with one side given to glass facing Whitworth Park. This gives a great feeling of space and light. For me, the highlight was the cafe, serving a lovely range of primarily vegetarian food and cakes. It is walled by glass, facing... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old red brick art gallery with the clever extension and glass cafe overlooking the park is superb. The Andy Warhol and Portraits exhibition are interesting. The food was good value soup and sandwiches followed by lovely cakes and excellent soya hot chocolate. Particularly enjoyed the study room being able to open the cabinet drawers to see extra paintings. We... More 

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