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Getting Here

The Whitworth is a walk, bike ride or bus journey from Manchester city centre, and close to Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester campus of which we are a part.

Please Note - Oxford Road Closure

From the early hours of Monday 16 May to Monday 6 June, Oxford Road will be closed between Booth Street East & West and Brunswick Street.

Road users are advised to allow more time for their journeys on and around Oxford Road as diversion routes will be in place between Hathersage Road and Booth Street East & West.

The following bus services will also be running on diversion routes around the closure:

15, 18, 38, 41, 42, 42A, 43, 44, 53, 111, 142, 143, 147, 191, 197, X41, X57 and night services 42, 43, 142 and 143.

For passengers using these services, information will be posted at affected bus stops. More detailed information about the bus diversions is available on the TfGM website.


We are located in an area that’s home to two universities – and the largest academic campus in the country - numerous cultural institutions, four NHS hospitals and the beautiful Whitworth Park we call home.

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER

The gallery is on a major bus route and easily reached via public transport, or on foot or bicycle:

Walk: 20-30min from Manchester city centre. Flat paved route, not traffic-free

Bike: Sheffield stands and lockers (£1 coin, refundable) both available at the gallery

Bus: 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 – 143, 147. Ask for bus stop nearest MRI, Oxford Road

*Tram: St Peter’s Square (plus 10 minutes on the bus or 20 minutes on foot) *Please note: the St Peter’s Square stop is now closed until late summer 2016 to allow work to construct a brand new expanded stop. See GMT metrolink website for further details.

Train: Oxford Road (plus 10 minutes on the bus or 20 minutes on foot)

Car: On-street parking (maximum stay, 2 hours) on Denmark Road. Nearest car park Cecil Street.


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