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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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Not for children (mostly)

There are activity resources available, but on the whole not somewhere to take small children. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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I haven't been in this building for years. A fabulous gallery combining the original building with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
janetmaya007
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AlandeWalden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to this gallery every time we visit Manchester. There are always interesting exhibitions, contemporary and modern art. We usually spend a good hour and a half there. This time we went to the films there, interesting topics. It also has a lovely coffee...More

1  Thank Magg06
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Spent a great afternoon exploring the Whitworth. Lovely space, filled with interesting exhibits and projects. Will definitely be going back.

1  Thank pedroboats
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I first starting going to the Whitworth art gallery as it was a good place to meet for lunch as the cafe does amazing food/cakes and then have a walk round the gallery. Then when I had my baby I noticed how baby friendly the...More

1  Thank laisee2017
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Assistant at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi Laisee, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments on the gallery and our cafe in the trees. We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences of the Whitworth cafe and our early years programme for families...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

When it rains in Manchester there's no finer destination than this gallery. It's a light filled space with the cheeriest cafe in the North west

1  Thank anneelg2016
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

It's my first time visiting the gallery since the refurbishment, and what a delight it was! Fantastic exhibits and a lovely light airy space. The cafe bar looked amazing and really busy. It's a place that I will visit again.

Thank nicmad1
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res10002016
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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
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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
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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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