The Whitworth


The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Greater Manchester
M15 6ER

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Tickets are free, but booking in advance is required.

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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:

    • ammarajav
      Romford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Well time spent
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th January 2023
      Great exhibition. I like to visit art galleries whenever I get a chance. It's amazing to see what's happening around the world. Overall it was peaceful and a decent café Read full review
    • paulhJ5475YN
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Confused and confusing.
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 15th February 2023
      Founded by a 19th c industrialist and philanthropist the Whitworth struggles with this militaristic and paternalistic legacy. It tries to cope by hiding the works most casual visitors want to see and... Read full review
    • Howard-Liverpool
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st February 2023
      A really good area with a very varied collection. On this last visit it wasnt as good for me as it has been in the past but that was only because the exhibition was really my scene. That is what... 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.

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

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    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).
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    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.
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    Friday, 7th April 2023 - Sunday, 7th January 2024

    Patrons looking at art in gold framesTraces of Displacement – in the Whitworth's CollectionThis exhibition uses the Whitworth’s collection to address one of the major huma...
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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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    Thursday, 2nd March 2023 - Sunday, 21st May 2023

    Image: Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, Familiar Phantoms, 2023. Familiar PhantomsThe premiere of a major new film by artists and long-time collaborators Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, jointly commissioned by the Whitworth and Film and Video Umbrella with support from the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
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