Whitworth Art Gallery



ounded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has been transformed by a £15 million development. This is a gallery whose visitor numbers have climbed spectacularly in the past five years, whose contemporary exhibitions programmes have given new life to international collections, and whose risk-taking curatorial team has gained global attention.
Part of the University of Manchester, the Whitworth is a gallery that is a place of research and academic collaboration, and whose education and learning teams have generated new approaches to working with non-traditional arts audiences.
Yet despite its ambition and change, the Whitworth is also a gallery that has retained a sense of the personal, the intimate and the playful. It is a place that its visitors love, and feel that they own. For them and for us, the Whitworth is simply the gallery in the park, one of the most remarkable galleries in the north.

Max Capacity: 300 / Meeting Rooms: 2

on site facilities

Fishing, Leisure/Health Club, Heli-Pad, Marquee Space, Sauna, Solarium, Walking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Creche, Golf - 18 Hole, Lawns, Putting Green, Swimming Pool - Indoor

off site facilities

Horse Riding


Overhead Projector, Video, White Board, Flipcharts, Autocue, Lectern, PA System, Secretarial, Photocopier, Fax, Telex, Back Projection Kit
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Manchester University,
Oxford Road,
Greater Manchester,
M15 6ER,
United Kingdom

nearest airports

  • Manchester Airport (8.5 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (27.6 miles)
  • nearest motorways

    • M602 JCT 3 (2.1 miles)
    • M60 JCT 20 (3.8 miles)
    • M60 JCT 19 (3.9 miles)

    nearest train station

    • Manchester Piccadilly (0.4 miles)
    • Manchester Victoria (0.5 miles)
    • Manchester Oxford Road (0.7 miles)

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