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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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

The Whitworth has good exhibitions on, and a really good collection - if you ever get the chance to visit the basement or special print rooms then do so. Along side the exhibitions they also have other events in the gallery, I was there recently where there was an afternoon of poetry reading linked with the literature festival. The gallery is also known for it's interesting textile and especially wallpaper displays. My only gripe is that the exhibition information is not always detailed/in depth enough. Also has small café, but situated on University belt so lots of food/drink options in close proximity.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“a great place to spend a few quality hours”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

I love this place, superb exhibits in a calming atmosphere.

Visited January 2012
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manchester uk
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“Go somewhere else.”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Great space filled with not a lot. Hardly seems to change over the years. Parking terrible as well.

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Manchester UK
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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