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The Whitworth has now closed in order to carry out major development work, transforming the Gallery into a new 21st century gallery in the park, extending and doubling the size of the public space at the Gallery. We will re-open in September 2014.
Pre-1880 fine art including one of the country's finest collections of British Watercolours
Ranging from the 3rd century AD to the present day, the gallery holds a comprehensive collection of flat textiles from around the world.
A prominent collection of around 15,000 objects, predominantly British and Continental European prints, with smaller groups of Japanese and American works.
An internationally significant collection of wallpaper, ranging from 17th century simple patterns to new additions from the present day.
The gallery sculpture can be seen in both the mezzanine court exhibition room and found in the gallery grounds.
Thomas Wardle pattern book conservation and digitisation project.