A photograph of The Whitworth

The Whitworth

The Whitworth is a modern art gallery and is part of the University of Manchester. Originally founded in 1889, it closed in 2013 and reopened in 2014 after extensive refurbishment and expansion. A £15 million development has transformed the gallery into the space it is today, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home.


  • Car parking – Nearby
  • Refreshments – Yes
  • Accessible toilet – Yes
  • Baby changing facilities – Yes
  • Free Wi-Fi – Yes

Access information

Fully wheelchair accessible with step free access to main entrance. Wheelchairs are available for public use. Guide dogs are welcome.

Getting there

By tram: the nearest tram stop is St Peter’s Square which is a 10 minute bus journey or 20 minute walk

By train: the nearest train station is Oxford Road which is a 10 minute bus journey or 20 minute walk

By bus: the nearest bus stop is MRI, Oxford Road which is on the 15, 41-3, 140-3 and 147 bus routes

By bike: there are Sheffield stands and lockers at the gallery

By car: there is on-street parking on Denmark Road and there is a car park on Cecil Street


The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER

Telephone: 0161 275 7450

Email: whitworth@manchester.ac.uk

Venue website


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Accessibility information

Please call 0161 2757450 or email whitworth@manchester.ac.uk