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“Time your visit carefully, and prepare before you go” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery
Ranked #20 of 172 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Time your visit carefully, and prepare before you go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The Whitworth has long been an undiscovered gem, but the past twenty years has seen its emergence as a major player on the British art scene. The collections it holds are wonderful, but until the planned extension is built, they are only able to show a very small number of exhibits at any one time. If you want to catch one of the exhibitions, take my advice and plan your visit carefully to make sure it doesn't coincide with any of the other activities which take place. If you are unlucky, as we were, you might find your visit "enhanced" by music and movement for the under-5's on one half of the ground floor and dance and drama for juniors on the other.

Visited February 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“look and enjoy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

well worth the visit lots to take in well set out easy to find your way around

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Manchester, England
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“Go for lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

A great art gallery attached to a superb cafe/restaurant. What more could you ask for?

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Eating with Morris”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Great atmoshere with a limited but quality selection of snacks. Good for lunch or afternoon tea.

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Burnley, England
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“Modern and traditional mixed to advantage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

A tribute to the colour and design for which Manchester once led the world. I can recommend a visit

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