The Whitworth


The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Greater Manchester
M15 6ER

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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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Roving17997539940
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Disappointing, politically correct nonsense
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 15th July 2023
      The Whitworth is a great building, set in a lovely park, but inside it feels like being transported to a museum curated by a terminally-online, middle class with a desperation to resolve themself of... Read full review
    • MarkP3194
      Wonderful Place
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th July 2023
      I really enjoyed my afternoon here, I went on a weekday, nice and quiet. Some thought provoking exhibits here. Also, the building itself is wonderful as is the cafe. It’s set in a beautiful park... Read full review
    • Bestir12
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great visit: Eat before you go.
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 16th August 2023
      Brilliant Gallery let down by appalling catering. Expect a 10-15 minute wait to be seated at a dirty table, expect to be told a 30 minute delay for food (it was 40) expect other tables seated after... 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 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)
    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.

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    Friday, 27th January 2023 - Sunday, 3rd December 2023

    Patrons looking at art in gold frames(Un)Defining QueerThis exhibition delves into the Whitworth’s collection to examine how we can use a queer lens to define what the term 'queer' means.
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    Friday, 30th June 2023 - Sunday, 22nd October 2023

    Economics the blockbusterEconomics the Blockbuster: It’s Not Business as UsualEconomics the Blockbuster presents a selection of extraordinary art projects that operate as real world economic systems. Together they propose new ways of ‘doing business’, driven by the needs and concerns of the communities in which they are created.
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    Friday, 30th June 2023 - Sunday, 10th March 2024

    Image: Albrecht Dürer, Landscape with a Cannon, 1518
Courtesy, The Whitworth, The University of ManchesterAlbrecht Dürer's material worldAlbrecht Dürer’s material world is the first major exhibition of the Whitworth’s outstanding Dürer collection in over half a century.
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    Thursday, 5th October 2023 - Thursday, 5th October 2023

    Princess Arinola Adegbite (P.A.BITEZ) Portrait of a Poet (Live Performance)Mark your calendars for October 5th 2023 when 'Portrait of a Poet' the live performance breakthrough from multi-award-winning artist Princess Arinola Adegbite (P.A.BITEZ) is released.
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