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Whitworth Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Chorlton
As featured in 3 Days in Manchester and 1 other guide
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Address: Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 275 7450
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Whitworth is part of the University of Manchester. It is home to some...

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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Lots of modern art and not what I was expecting really. Andy Warhol exhibitions plus others. Very busy. Items in the shop were very prices.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent, stunning space, with some great exhibitions. It's convenient from the university, but a bit of a trek from the city centre.

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of modern art and not what I was expecting really. Andy Warhol exhibitions plus others. Very busy. Items in the shop were very prices.

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Thank terets57
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some weird and wonderful paintings and pictures available to see here. Especially the art from Andy Warhol. Great tourist attraction, and easy for all ages to visit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here and really enjoyed it. There was a variety of different exhibitions and "the space" is very beautiful. The flooring is amazing! I particularly enjoyed the textiles and the portraits which had modern pieces alongside classics from the museums own collection - a very stimulating display. Obligatory cafe and shops are high quality and suitably "arty." The Whitworth... More 

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved our visit to this free gallery on outskirts of Manchester . Currently an Andy Warhol exhibition which we enjoyed despite it not having the famous soup cans . Added bonus for drivers is that the parking is free on surrounding side streets

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed by the exhibits, as there was not that much to see. The building itself is beautiful, with one side given to glass facing Whitworth Park. This gives a great feeling of space and light. For me, the highlight was the cafe, serving a lovely range of primarily vegetarian food and cakes. It is walled by glass, facing... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old red brick art gallery with the clever extension and glass cafe overlooking the park is superb. The Andy Warhol and Portraits exhibition are interesting. The food was good value soup and sandwiches followed by lovely cakes and excellent soya hot chocolate. Particularly enjoyed the study room being able to open the cabinet drawers to see extra paintings. We... More 

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Alyth, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a very good feeling about the open spaces of the Whitworth Art Gallery. We wandered around looking at paintings but I was most impressed with the building itself and the exhibit of fabric and clothing and a marvelous light catching piece of glass and metal sculpture. The various coloured glass triangles hang in a double line suspended from... More 

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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Connie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed the spaces and particularly 'Plato's Disco,' the suspended work by David Bachelor on our Upper Promenade stairs. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Tahmina More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

has a range a of exhibitions make sure you check it out before going! very nice feel to it and spacious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our two visits to the Whitworth. Excellent exhibitions, relaxed space. Even musical performance on the one occasion. Free entry.

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