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Whitworth Art Gallery

Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
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Great Way To Spend An Afternoon

The Whitworth is a great day or afternoon out (depending on how much you want to see) with a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hayleyjayc
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Glass and light

This art gallery has won awards for the new building, but has always ben a must see in Manchester... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whitworth is a great day or afternoon out (depending on how much you want to see) with a great cafe, award-winning architecture, the situation being next to Whitworth Park and several interesting exhibitions. We really enjoyed our time here and it was all free...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This art gallery has won awards for the new building, but has always ben a must see in Manchester. They take community and education seriouly and there are always events going on. When I went recently, they had put on a sensory "garden" for children...More

Thank Lindy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The layout, architecture and size of the museum are all great. There was a wide selection of art from very modern installations to an interesting exhibit on landscape painting by father and son. That said, nothing stood out in the grouping we saw December 2017....More

Thank plasmablip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Whitworth with my nine year old daughter and we had a good few hours looking around the galleries. There was a mixture of collections on both modern and traditional. They were also running a workshop of children where they could do printing...More

1  Thank Johnathan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the wonderful, newly extended building it is sad to report just how little there is to see. Plenty of “one look” contemporary Art and a good small show about the Grand Tour and how to paint trees. What struck me most forcibly was just...More

Thank AndrewBBKenrick
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

There are activity resources available, but on the whole not somewhere to take small children. We have been to excellent events (& ToodlerTastic group) in the past, but this wasn't. There was some very 'innapropriate'/explicit modern 'art'; apparently there was a small warning sign, but...More

Thank Stephen M
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Stephen, We're sorry to hear that you felt our gallery wasn't suitable for your children. Unfortunately, due to the fragility and value of many of the works we have on display, they cannot be touched except by conservators who take appropriate measures to ensure...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

I haven't been in this building for years. A fabulous gallery combining the original building with the new build. Plenty of space, friendly helpful staff. The cafe/restaurant overlooks the park- great views.we saw a few (great) exhibitions.

1  Thank janetmaya007
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I've never been to the Whitworth Gallery before and I think it's fantastic on so many levels: - A wide range of exhibits (Barabara Brown was excellent) from textile, photography, paintings, enamels to sculptures. - The gardens and building were a pleasure to be in...More

1  Thank Meekered
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a response. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to our gallery, and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kindest regards, Matthew

Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is not your conventional art gallery, with different art displays from displays on ethnic textiles, to a installation about what makes you a person, and different clocks, and a bath signifying different times in your life, great indian life photography photographs, great asian post...More

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The cafe is very good with an attractive view of the parkland. The gallery has a lot of empty space. It focuses on modern art: the sort that follows on from Duchamp screwing a urinal to a wall and calling it art, thus making the...More

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res10002016
8 March 2017|
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
A floor plan is available at the front desk
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putt2016
23 December 2016|
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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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Suzanne B
5 April 2016|
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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.
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