Whitworth Art Gallery

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General Information

The Whitworth is an art gallery in Manchester, England. The gallery was established in 1889 as ‘The Whitworth Institute and Park’ by Robert Darbishire, helped by a donation from Sir Joseph Whitworth; it is now owned by the University of Manchester. The Grade II listed building which is the home of the gallery was built in the late 19th century to a Jacobean architecture style, the building has however undergone a recent refurbishment and expansion to accommodate and exhibit more of the gallery’s 55,000 piece collection. Amongst its 55,000 piece collection is art from Van Gogh, Lowry, Hockney and Picasso.

Getting there

The gallery is situated just outside of the city centre at Manchester’s Whitworth Park. The best form of transport for getting to the gallery is by bus, the 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 and 143 all travel from the city centre and suburbs to the gallery. The other option is to get the train to ‘Manchester Oxford Road’ and walk for 20 minutes down Oxford Road to the gallery. If travelling by car, street parking is available for two hours on Denmark Road.

Opening Times and Admission

Free to all, the gallery is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm every day except Thursdays when the gallery closes at a later time of 9 pm. Tours are available at request and audio files are available to listen to on SoundCloud, these give more information about what is on show. The gallery has a cafe, with a decent menu available that provides food that caters for any meal of the day.

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