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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 gallery, great visit

To my eternal shame, this was my first visit, although my husband used to be a regular when he... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
parisienne61
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Good art gallery.

A really good art Gallery in a beautiful building old mixed with new in a good way. It's quite... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Tonycpfc1
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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 9 March 2017 via mobile

To my eternal shame, this was my first visit, although my husband used to be a regular when he worked in Manchester but had not been since the refurb. We both loved it: how the new and old building worked together and how the current...More

1  Thank parisienne61
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

We're delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to our gallery since our refurbishment. We hope it is the first of many visits and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Matthew

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A really good art Gallery in a beautiful building old mixed with new in a good way. It's quite small but that's not a bad thing.

Thank Tonycpfc1
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great space with a mix of exhibitions all of which were really interesting. It was a beautiful day and parts of the gallery were flooded with light. The cafe up high in the parks blended into the landscape. Will definitely head here again when we...More

1  Thank allypin
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place never ever disappooints, to the most welcoming people who work here to the fantastic cafe inside for a spot of tea and cake. I bring my children here often and let them use thier imagination as to what the art is portraying to...More

Thank 2011banj
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I live in London and this museum can easily match up any in the capital. It has a great collection, curated with attention, the building matches the works of art very well and it even has a good cafe. Do not miss it when you...More

Thank EttyBetty
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Came mainly for the Warhol room which was wonderful. So cool to be able to see. Didn't really enjoy some of the art on show but that's my personal preference. On the whole the building is beautiful, great to be able to see outside so...More

Thank MissKayKayXOXO
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place seems to perfectly illustrate a long-standing problem with publicly funded 'art' and art galleries. It's located in an underprivileged and wonderfully cultural part of Manchester, yet tries to sell scarves for £140 and other silly arty crafty things that aren't from Manchester, and...More

2  Thank MrTravellot
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Unassuming on approach, the gallery is on the main road with pretty good bus links to and from Manchester city centre and Picadilly. On arrival, the disability and buggy access were well placed, however if you have parked on Denmark Road (free for 2hrs between...More

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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're pleased to hear that you were able to access the gallery easily and that you enjoyed the spaces and our Andy Warhol exhibition which runs until 16th April. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went to see the Warhol exhibition and it was really good with quite a few pieces that I wasn't familiar with. The layout was easy to follow too. The other exhibitions were great, modern back to 15c. I'd recommend this gallery - it's a...More

Thank Gabriella N
The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hi Gabriella, Thanks for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially our exhibitions. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Tahmina

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Has an interesting range of galleries and visiting exhibitions. Cafe serves excellent coffee, cakes and foood

Thank SSFManchester
The_WhitworthArt, Manager at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm really happy you enjoyed your visit and after launching our new menu this month, we're especially pleased you liked the food! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Simon Hopkinson|General Manager

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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
4 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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