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“Something different”

Whitworth Art Gallery
Ranked #21 of 187 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 April 2012

I really enjoyed my visit, went to see a display of Chinese costumes. what struck me as really good was the number of school children and the way the gallery encourages then to look at different perspectives of art.

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

The perfect size for an art gallery - big enough to offer variety, yet small enough not to be exhausting.

The Whitworth Art Gallery is easily accessible from the city centre as it's next to the University, on what is Europe's busiest bus route. Don't let this put you off though as once inside you are surrounded by peace and look out onto the greenery of Whitworth Park.

Finish you trip with a pot of tea and something delicious from the excellent cafe.

2  Thank mariecurie_57
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Modern exhibits which can be challenging when three dimensional or audio. Lovely open spacings & artefacts well displayed & explained. Tremendous view to the park & amazing, fresh, organic, quality food in the bistro. Parking is tricky though but worth persevering!

2  Thank TurnipTownsend
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I am sure the Whitworth has a wonderful collection but little was on display when we visited. The special exhibitions were quite interesting but the curators' notes were pretentious. Worthy of mention is the outstanding cafe -- worth visiting for that alone.

2  Thank Heraldthewake
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Some good exhibitions and set in a nice little park area, and the cafe serves really good food. it's just a little too small to be really good.

2  Thank BeasleyGreen
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