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The Whitworth


The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Greater Manchester
M15 6ER

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Daniel I
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Busy interesting gsllery
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th October 2017
    Had s few revamps over the years but the latest has been the best. The building has an interesting history as well as the exhibits. Essential to visit the excellent cafe. Read full review
  • 860sl860
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    A 'Marmite' museum.
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th October 2017
    The Whitworth is a 'Marmite' museum, you either love it or hate it. Very much on the lines of the Tate Modern. The staff were friendly. Read full review
  • Michelle Y
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great cake
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th October 2017
    Great venue, amazing cakes, coffee and good service. A great day out, the brunch looked lovely, good choice of meals and treats Read full review


Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission


  • 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

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking


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

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Wednesday10:00 - 17:00*
Thursday10:00 - 21:00*
Friday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* The gallery will be closed on 24-26 December, 1 January 2017.

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

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Saturday, 4th March 2017 - Monday, 1st January 2018

Sooni Taraporevala: Home in the City, Bombay 1976 – Mumbai 2016The first UK solo exhibition by photographer, screenwriter and filmmaker Sooni Taraporevala – organised as part of New North and South, a network of 11 arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.
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Saturday, 24th June 2017 - Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Raqib ShawRaqib Shaw's opulent paintings of fantastical worlds are combined with historic textiles, furniture and drawings from the Whitworth collection.
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Friday, 17th March 2017 - Sunday, 7th January 2018

Barbara BrownBarbara Brown was the golden girl of Heal Fabrics in the 1960s and early 1970s. This is the first major solo exhibition of her work in the UK.
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Saturday, 20th May 2017 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Beyond BordersBeyond Borders, explores South Asian textiles bringing together four artists working on issues around post-colonial identity, ruptured spaces, authenticity, displacement and belonging.
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Friday, 16th June 2017 - Sunday, 17th June 2018

Cozens and CozensThis exhibition showcases the Whitworth's collection of works by father and son, the largest outside of London. By drawing on their uniting elements of trees and European exploration, visitors will gain a rare insight into the practices of 18th century artists.
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Friday, 28th July 2017 - Sunday, 7th January 2018

Beyond DementiaThe exhibition Beyond Dementia challenges this view by bringing together the words and stories of a group people living with dementia along with artworks they have produced and a display they have curated from the Whitworth's art collection.
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