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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.

On Sunday 1 July, there will be road closures and bus diversions due to the cycling festival, Let's Ride. Find out more here


Our 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). 

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 (M15 6GD). See below for more information about how to navigate the new 'bus gates' on Oxford Road.



General traffic is now prohibited from travelling through the ‘bus gates’ on Oxford Road, which restrict access to sections of the corridor between Hathersage Road and Portland Street. These gates are in force between 6am and 9pm, 7 days a-week and make travelling by bus, cycle and on foot easier and quicker.

Motorists should use Upper Brook Street when heading in to or out of the city centre. 

You can find out more about the bus gates and where they are located by visiting Manchester City Council’s website or by using this handy map.

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