Immerse yourself in The Whitworth Art Gallery


Manchester’s Whitworth gallery is a must-see, home to one of the North of England’s most internationally renowned collections of modern art.

A beacon of art for the city of Manchester, The Whitworth’s spacious, well-lit rooms contain 55,000 artworks, including paintings, textiles, watercolours, prints, drawings and sculpture. Here, visitors can admire new work from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, alongside fascinating exhibitions from the gallery’s historic collection.

Built in 1889 as the first English art gallery in a park, the Whitworth has been transformed and extended into its parkland home. It now features an art garden by the renowned award-winning garden designer Sarah Price, a landscape gallery and a beautiful linear café reaching into the parks’ trees.

Since reopening with doubled public space and state-of-the-art new facilities, the Whitworth has received universal acclaim, making it one of the North of England’s must-visit cultural destinations.

You will find The Whitworth just south of The University of Manchester’s Oxford Road campus. Manchester is 2 hours 10 minutes by train from London.   

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016: Large Visitor Attraction - GOLD WINNER

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Central Exhibition Gallery, Cornelia Parker's exhibitionCentral Exhibition Gallery, Cornelia Parker's exhibition © David Levene
Cornelia Parker's Cold Dark MatterCornelia Parker's Cold Dark Matter © David Levene
Portraits at the Whitworth Art GalleryPortraits at the Whitworth Art Gallery © David Levene
Art garden exteriorArt garden exterior © David Levene
Girl outside The WhitworthGirl outside The Whitworth © Magnetic North

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