Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery information

Manchester , England
Oxford Rd, University of Manchester
+44 161 275 7450
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Opening hours
10am-5pm, to 9pm Thurs
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Manchester’s second most important art gallery is a wonderful space that reopened after an impressive rennovation and extension in 2015. Light flows in from great windows that open up into the surrounding park. Inside is a fine collection of British watercolours and the best selection of historic textiles outside London. Galleries are devoted to the work of artists from Dürer and Rembrandt to Lucien Freud and David Hockney. All this high art aside, you may find that the most interesting part of the gallery is the group of rooms dedicated to wallpaper – proof that bland pastels and horrible flowery patterns are not the final word in home decoration.