Plan your Visit

Welcome to the Whitworth Gallery

Welcome to the Whitworth, Admission Free!

The Gallery is situated in Whitworth Park, opposite Manchester Royal Infirmary. It is about 1.5 miles south of Manchester city centre, to the south of The University of Manchester campus.
Admission is free! We have an excellent café and gift shop on site.

Gallery Location

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The Whitworth’s opening hours:

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12 – 4pm
We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays *.

*Please note:
The Gallery will be closed on Wednesday 7 September 2011 for an whole-staff training day.
The Gallery will be closed from Saturday 24th December and will reopen on Monday 2nd January 2012.

Gift Shop opening hours:

As per gallery opening hours.

Café opening hours:

Monday – Saturday
Breakfast 10am – 11.30am
Lunch 11.30am – 3.30pm
Cafe closes 4.30pm

Lunch 12 – 2.30pm
Cafe closes 3.30pm

Access to the Gallery

We aim to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. Wheelchairs, rollators, seating, free portable stools are available on request. There is a toilet for disabled visitors. Low lighting in most galleries. The lecture theatre is fitted with an induction loop. Large print information is available. Guide Dogs are welcome. If you require assistance during your visit, please email telephone 0161 275 7450 or ask at the Welcome Desk.

car Parking

Following works to provide improved disabled access, parking is now prohibited immediately in front of the Gallery. There is a drop-off zone next to the entrance. For Gallery visitors only, alongside the railings, there are three designated spaces for visitors with disabilities, and two short-stay (20 minutes) parking spaces. These are not reservable.

There is limited parking in Denmark Road (restrictions apply).

Parking is available in the University Car Parks at Cecil Street (daytime and evenings) and Dilworth Street (evenings only) and at Q-Park, Wilmslow Park, Hathersage Road (24 hours)

Travel information

More information on journey planning can be found on the Whitworth Gallery website

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (161) 275 7450
Fax: +44 (161) 275 7451

General requests:
Education queries:

Gallery Guide

Jan – Apr 2012

Sept 2011-Jan 2012