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Covid Restrictions Update

The Whitworth is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

The Whitworth is open
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

As the current Covid restrictions begin to ease on Monday 19 July, the Whitworth has decided to continue social distancing for staff and visitors to the gallery. Additional safety measures will also remain in place, including monitoring our capacity and recommending face mask use (unless exempt) for the time being.

This decision has been made in consultation with our colleagues in leading visitor attractions across the city and following the visitor attractions association's best practice guidelines. We will continue to review these safety recommendations and adjust them as needed.

Update 9 September 2021

Great news! You no longer need to pre-book tickets to visit the Whitworth and can just turn up on the day.

Additional safety measures will also remain in place, including monitoring our capacity and recommending face mask use (unless exempt), for the time being. Hand sanitiser stations are located at the entrance and throughout the gallery and our toilets are all open for you to use. We will continue to review these safety recommendations and adjust them as needed.

Our Exhibitions, Galleries, Cafe, and Shop are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

We look forward to welcoming you to the Whitworth, Art Garden and Park.

Visit our new major exhibition Forensic Architecture, Cloud Studies, part of MIF21! Alongside our other current exhibitions including, Imran Perretta: the destructors.

Check out all our Current Exhibitions – click here

On our closure days, Whitworth Park and the Art Garden remain open to enjoy, and our FREE digital programme of activities for all ages The Whitworth at Home continues online.

 News and updates will be announced on our website and social media channels. Please check in with the gallery’s website and follow us on social media over the days and weeks to come for further information.

Stay safe, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Please see our Opening Times page for more information