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“Fabulous contemporary art gallery”

Whitworth Art Gallery
Ranked #20 of 188 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Manchester UK
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42 reviews
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“Fabulous contemporary art gallery”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

There is always something different to see at The Whitworth. I always enjoy the quirky nature of their temporary exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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“Whitworth and a Curry = Great Day Out”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

They've tried hard to move with the times and go further than just paintings on the wall. It's a great visit, but how great depends on the currently showing exhibition. I wasn't sure about "Dark Matters". Not to my liking - too "dark". Perhaps I'm just a Philistine. Still, thought provoking and well presented. (Bring out more of the watercolours!) AND, there'll be a new exhibition in the New Year, no doubt, so will look forward to that. The restaurant's good, but we prefer to go for a curry first in Rusholme - always good to have an excuse for that! Curry and the Whitworth - now that IS a great day out.

Visited December 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“egyptian exhibition”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

they had an Egyptian exhibition the other time. Was great, liked the artifacts on display. Really good.

Visited January 2011
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“Character building with good food.”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

Always love to pop in if I am in the area.Interesting visiting exhibitions and collections.I visit approximately once a year.Have brought students studying art to visit.

Visited March 2011
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

Came here after reading rave reviews about the cafe - found the food not at all to our liking - too odd. Strange combinations on the plate - ended up with a coffee and heading off to the museum cafe to eat!

Visited September 2011
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