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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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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
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
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
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
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Assistant at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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
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.
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.
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