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Whitworth Art Gallery

Closes in 25 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Afternoon visit

Another free gem to visit in Manchester. Short walk or bus ride from city centre. Nice little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Lovely venue.

Visited the Whitworth last week to see the Alice Kettle te tile exhibition. Took the bus from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
viv m
Benfleet, 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.
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
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All reviews new extension andy warhol huge windows glass box on display great space oxford road excellent cafe worth a visit city centre great building old building the ground floor free entry wentworth textiles exhibits
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Reviewed yesterday

The University of Manchester is fortunate in having an art gallery such as the Whitworth, recently extended and refurbished and winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2015. It has a fine and extensive collection of its own, but its main strength...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We, a family with 2 young children, visited the cafe in the art gallery. We were handed a menu, a very short menu. The cafe is semi self service. We were all disappointed with the choice. I ordered soup. It was tepid and sadly with...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a total waste of time this place is - I took my daughter and two of her friends during the summer holidays, as they had a school art project and I wanted to encourage them. Honestly, we were finished in under an hour -...More

Thank RWandfamily
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit to our gallery. At the time you visited, some of our exhibition spaces were being prepared for our William Kentridge: Thick Time exhibition, which has since...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another free gem to visit in Manchester. Short walk or bus ride from city centre. Nice little shops, staff friendly and a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Sun was shinning and a lot of people relaxing in the grounds and park next...More

Thank johngettings2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the positive reviews we were excited to give the cafe a try, but were pretty disappointed. It was cold and the service at the counter was slow (and then forgot half our order, and after gave us the wrong one). The coffee was...More

Thank Safari821701
The_WhitworthArt, Modern Caterer at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback We take great pride in the food and drink we offer and very sorry we did not meet are usual high standards. I do hope this shall not deter you from visiting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Whitworth last week to see the Alice Kettle te tile exhibition. Took the bus from centre of Manchester. Busy area as college campuses are in the main Rd. There was an art installation and a display of Hoya and Hogarth prints. Lovely peaceful...More

Thank viv m
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We always try to have an eclectic range of exhibitions on display, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring our collections. We hope to welcome you again to the Whitworth. Kindest regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out with the kids and has a lovely cafe to relax in! would definitely recommend a visit here!

Thank Danny G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gallery set in woodland. Small exhibitions but a lovely building. The wallpaper exhibition was a little disappointing

1  Thank Margaret20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a shame that in this stunning new building extension there is no room to showcase some of the gallery's collection- all that was on show was contemporary ' challenging' installations with no theme. The shop sells some lovely crafts and the café is in...More

Thank awayaday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a waste of a beautiful building, a beautiful renovation and a wonderful permanent collection. There have been some stunning, challenging temporary exhibitions but they are few and far between. As for being able to ask to view a particular favourite, wow, that’s inclusive: keep...More

Thank fromrusholmewithlove
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our current exhibitions. We try to present a diverse range of works from our collection that incorporate an eclectic range of interests. Due to the size of...More

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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
A floor plan is available at the front desk
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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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The Greenheys car park, just off Denmark Road, barely two blocks from the Whitworth, is lovely. £1/hour, with a parking attendant.