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Whitworth Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Chorlton
As featured in 3 Days in Manchester and 1 other guide
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Address: Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
Phone Number: +44 161 275 7450
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Whitworth is part of the University of Manchester. It is home to some...

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.

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Lovely and quiet museum

Situated within University of Manchester, the university museum is modern and very insta-worthy. Attended the special exhibition on Andy Warhol and really enjoyed it. Would be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated within University of Manchester, the university museum is modern and very insta-worthy. Attended the special exhibition on Andy Warhol and really enjoyed it. Would be great if the museum shop has a greater variety of (affordable) items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Whitworth's new look is very well done. We really liked "Visions of the Front" exhibit in Sept. this year. For the rest, it really wasn't quite my taste, but very well displayed. Thought the Café was beautiful but a little pricy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed by the different exhibits and we were really enjoying ourselves But then we saw something that was offensive to a certain group and wasn't pleased.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern art gallery, currently holding an exhibition by Andy Warhol. plus a load of other stuff, including a Gilbert'n'George piece. Free entry.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Whitworth Art Gallery and it is a great way to spend a few hours. The art was quite different across the two visits. We went on a wet day and everyone enjoyed the day out. The works on display were interesting and thought provoking, creating a lot of discussion. Some art I liked, some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go back to Manchester I always make sure I make a visit however brief because there is always a changing exhibition in some art form that is interesting. I don't even check in advance anymore, there is always the core collection to get reacquainted with too. Overall I also just love the relaxed atmosphere and its park location.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There has been a lot of money spent on refurbishing the building and they have done a fine job. Unlike some great looking galleries the contents are worthy of the building. The exhibition of war artists has Nash, Bomberg, and Nevison amongst many others and the portrait section has works from artists as diverse as Hogarth and Gilbert and George.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The renovated museum is a pleasure. Marcantonio Raimondi was an innovator who has fallen from the Pantheon. Into the 19th Century he was ranked with Michelangelo and da Vinci. The creation of multiples of a work of art changed the way art could be appreciated and Marcantonio was a pioneer. The close collaboration between him and Raphael produced great works.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here last year alone when I was bored on day as I live fairly close. It was free to walk round and although the exhibition that was on at the time (wallpaper) was not my cup of tea, the rest of the collection was fabulous. The cafe overlooking Whitworth park served great coffee and had lovely views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We came to see the refurbishment and were not disappointed. It's beautiful - the modern additions are amazing. Great shop too. Worth a trip to the loos to sample the aesop toiletries!

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