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Whitworth Art Gallery

Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7450
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Cafe very disappointing

Staff were very helpful, especially as they were busy. They enabled a disabled person in our group... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
jeanrobertsforgetmen
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
A little disappointing

Visited the gallery today. Most was closed as new exhibits were being set up, maybe staggering set... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
JoCoJin
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Perth, Australia
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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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  • Average14%
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Oxford Road | The University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER, England
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Staff were very helpful, especially as they were busy. They enabled a disabled person in our group to have an easy seat with space for her rollater. The menu looked great, except all the hot food appeared not to contain any vegetarian options. Some of...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the gallery today. Most was closed as new exhibits were being set up, maybe staggering set ups would be better for visitors. The Barbara Brown exhibit was good. The John Akonfrah exhibit was graphing filming of polar bears being shot and skinned. One whole...More

Thank JoCoJin
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Superb collection, very well presented. The 19th Century English stuff, pre-Raphealite especially, was fascinating. This was the highlight of our visit to Manchester.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Always a pleasure to visit this key Manchester attraction. Family-friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with a continually high standard of exhibitions.

Thank Hannah T
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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Hannah. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our gallery, and we hope to welcome you here again soon. Kind regards, Matthew

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

On my first ever trip to Manchester, I made sure I made time to visit The Whitworth after being recommended for the exhibits and the building itself. The gallery is easily reached from Manchester city centre using numerous bus routes which serve Oxford Road. This...More

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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Robbie. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to our gallery. We hope to welcome you here again at some point soon. Kind regards, Matthew

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a must-visit place. Since the refurb it is one of my favourite places to go, and to take people. It would not be out of place in any major city in the world, such is its grandeur from its Victorian front and its...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We were in Manchester visiting our daughter who is in her first year at university. Looking for somewhere different to eat, we went into the beautifully designed Whitworth gallery building. Good choice. Handy lifts for me - I am disabled. The all day veggie breakfast...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Visited on a dreaded sunny day, so had a walk around and in the Gallery. Lovely building: fab contrast between trad red brick and the glass extension and a beacon in the run-down, but improving park. Enjoyed the modern sculptures, though sad we missed the...More

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The_WhitworthArt, Visitor Team Services at Whitworth Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Jackie. Thanks for leaving feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially our New Sculpture exhibition and our cafe in the trees. Vertigo Sea by John Akomfrah runs until 23 July, so if you're in the area again, hopefully you'll get a...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had a good coffee and the staff were nice , the cakes were average bur over priced , not a bad little cafe over all.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Outside city centre but worth a visit . Car parking tricky , but also on various bus routes . Much improved with new extension . Attractive cafe .

Thank Brian H
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
A floor plan is available at the front desk
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Response from frances989 | Reviewed this property |
see Wikipedia, but the museum is in Whitworth park, and one of the benefactors was Joseph Whitworth f This tells you all. f
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The Greenheys car park, just off Denmark Road, barely two blocks from the Whitworth, is lovely. £1/hour, with a parking attendant.
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