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Whitworth Art Gallery. Artist’s impression of exterior view from Whitworth Park, by Hayes Davidson. Courtesy Whitworth Art Gallery and McInnes Usher McKnight Architects.

On Thursdays: 4 Sep & 2 Oct, at 12.15-1pm
On Saturdays: 6 Sep & 4 Oct, at 2-3pm
FREE, booking essential
Take a stroll through Whitworth Park and discover the fascinating stories that span the 125 year history of the Whitworth, Manchester's gallery in the park. Encounter art in the park, and hear first hand about the current £15m redevelopment and plans for the gallery’s reopening this Autumn. Click here for more details

detail of the exterior of the Whitworth Art Gallery

*Please note:
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 re-open Autumn 2014.

Thomas Houseago, from the exhibition 'The Beat of the Show', Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2011-12. Photograph by Paul Nesbitt. © 2013.jpg

The Tuesday Talks spring season 2014 has now finished. The talks will resume Autumn this year.
Tuesday Talks at MMU
* Please note the new venue for these talks is at MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University)
VENUE: MMU All Saints Campus, New Art & Design Building, Lecture Theatre 403
Tuesday Talks invite leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. Click here for details of past Tuesday Talks...

detail of the exterior of Manchester Museum

Museum Meets
While Whitworth Art Gallery is closed why not visit our neighbours... Manchester Museum has a new year-round programme for adults. Visit the Museum Meets blog to find out more, and take a look at photos from previous Museum Meets events on Flickr.
You can also view Manchester Museum events on this events & exhibitions calendar and find out about the different events the Museum offers to visitors.

Friends of the Whitworth logo

The Friends of the Whitworth support the Gallery, and are a lively organisation offering a wide programme of events including lectures, behind the scenes visits, visits to other art galleries, museums, houses and gardens at home and abroad and social events. Click here to visit the Friends website and find out about current events.