The Whitworth Manchester Overview

Having undergone a major renovation and redevelopment work, the Whitworth, also known as The Whitworth Art Gallery, ranks as one of the more quaint and offbeat tourist places to visit in Manchester.

Home to more than 55,000 works of art of various different types, the gallery has been named after the park that surrounds it, and is known for its ultra-modern and state of the art facilities. It is also considered to be the finest art gallery in Manchester, while the area of the gallery is a contrast in itself, with the modern, new-age building tucked cozily amidst several old structures and buildings, and overlooking a verdant green area.

Having been closed for several years due to refurbishment work, the gallery reopened with a lot of pomp and vigor, with amazing shows, including the collection of Cornelia Parker, and Sarah Lucas as well as the surreal moving beauty of Cai Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder work, which garnered a lot of fame for the gallery from around the world.

Location: Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER, United Kingdom

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

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• The Whitworth boasts many collections of works in watercolors, textiles as well as wallpapers, a lot of which have been made by famed artists like Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Francis Bacon and others.
• The gallery is also home to an onsite restaurant, where you can indulge in a delicious meal or refreshments, whilst enjoying the sweeping views of the surrounding verdant Whitworth park and the other landmarks of this area.
• Some of the oldest collections in The Whitworth date back to the late 19th century, around 1889, while the sculptures and modern artworks here have often been ranked amongst the top things to see in the city of Manchester.

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