The Whitworth


The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Greater Manchester
M15 6ER

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 890 reviews890 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel:+44 (0)161 275 7450

Add The Whitworth to your Itinerary

From £0.00
The Whitworth

Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff

Tickets are free, but booking in advance is required.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Oxford Road. Walk south from station, straight down Oxford Road.

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M60. The Gallery is situated on Oxford Road, 1.5 miles south of Manchester City Centre.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Average
    • Poor
    • Terrible

    Recent Reviews:

    • henrymY1015LS
      United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great gallery, good art.
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th November 2022
      The way they treated Alastair Hudson was bad, almost pathetic, but the gallery itself is great. Lovely building in a great park with some good art. The food in the cafe is really good too. Visit this... Read full review
    • Jonathan M
      Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Good venue for visitor
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th November 2022
      Great space. Great building. Good exhibitions. Wow of a view art the rear. Shop and cafe available. Free - donation of £5 suggested. Read full review
    • mmccnn1
      Trip Type:
      There is literally none of the collection on display
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th November 2022
      1 item from the 60,000 artworks on display Seriously just one! The Whitworth collection is NOT ON DISPLAY at the Whitworth gallery Do not go if you expect to see any art from the collection Forget... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop in lecture theatre
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - For special exhibitions, please phone (0161) 275 7450 for details.
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • Free Admission


    • On-Site café/restaurant - Licensed gallery bistro serving light refreshments and lunches seats 32.
    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking

    Provider Facilities

    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Dates and Opening Times

    Open (16 Sept 2022 - 1 Jan 2023)
    Tuesday - Wednesday10:00 - 17:00*
    Thursday10:00 - 21:00*
    Friday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

    * The gallery will be closed on 24-26 December, 1 January 2021.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

    What's Nearby

    1. Contact Theatre

      We are Contact. Fiercely Northern but with an international outlook, we are a theatre and…

      0.18 miles away
    2. Whitworth Hall

      The neo-Gothic Whitworth Building is a real Manchester treasure.

      0.36 miles away
    3. Elizabeth Gaskell's House

      Welcome to the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s very own Literary house. A truly…

      0.39 miles away
    1. Victoria Baths

      Although closed since 1993, the building retains much of it's stained glass and tiling.

      0.5 miles away
    2. Manchester Museum

      February 2023 marks the reopening of Manchester Museum, part of the University of…

      0.55 miles away
    3. Royal Northern College of Music

      An internationally-acclaimed venue delivering an eclectic programme of music and opera.

      0.63 miles away
    4. Black dog Ballroom - Dog Bowl

      Expect ball dispensers inspired by the brand’s own black dog, Bruce the Patterdale…

      1.03 miles away
    5. Palace Theatre

      A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End…

      1.12 miles away
    6. HOME

      A purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books.

      1.16 miles away
    7. Clue HQ

      Clue HQ – Manchester is a live “escape the room” game. You find yourself in a room with…

      1.17 miles away
    8. Canal Street

      Out and proud bars, restaurants, cafés and clubs offer warm welcomes throughout the day…

      1.23 miles away
    9. Bridgewater Hall

      Enjoy concerts ranging from classical and jazz through to world and popular music.

      1.25 miles away
    10. Chinatown

      The oriental centre of the city.

      1.26 miles away
    11. Manchester Central

      Manchester Central is an award winning, globally renowned venue in the heart of one of…

      1.26 miles away
    Previous Next


    Thursday, 26th January 2023 - Monday, 6th November 2023

    Patrons looking at art in gold frames(Un)Defining Queer(Un)Defining Queer is a participatory-led project that is working with an inters...
    more info

    Friday, 21st October 2022 - Monday, 3rd April 2023

    Textile designer Althea McNishAlthea McNish: Colour is MineThe Whitworth is pleased to announce Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, the first major retrospective of Althea McNish (1924 – 2020).
    more info

    Thursday, 22nd September 2022 - Sunday, 6th August 2023

    Whitworth Art GalleryStandardisation and Deviation: The Whitworth StoryWith new displays from summer 2022, Standardisation continues to be a theme that is woven throughout this exhibition, telling the history of the gallery and the development of its diverse and internationally significant collections.
    more info

    Friday, 26th November 2021 - Sunday, 26th February 2023

    Image: Neil Kenlock, Brixton, Untitled, Family Christening portrait, 1972-74
Open HouseFramed by living memory, the exhibition evokes a time from World War II through to the gradual removal of wallpaper from homes in the 1990s.
    more info

    Follow Manchester