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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

The Whitworth: the gallery is currently closed, but the park is open

Caring for the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority. Following careful consideration and advice from Public Health England on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we will remain closed until further notice.

For the time being, Whitworth Park is open to the public for exercise and wellbeing on the understanding that people follow government guidelines and follow social distancing protocols and keep at least 2 metres or 6 feet apart.

Along with venues small and large across the city, we’ll be working behind the scenes to ensure that our programme of exhibitions and events will be up and running and better than ever for you when we open again. In the meantime we will be opening up the gallery digitally with a programme that will bring art to people in their homes, at work, or on the move - so watch out for live streams and more.

As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will respond accordingly and up to date information will be published here on our website and across social media.

The gallery and park have been playing a part in civic life since 1889, with people using the collections and activities for social benefit; to enrich the mind body and spirit. We will continue this mission throughout this period of time and look forward to emerging on the other side of this, when we will need our galleries and museums more than ever.

Until we can welcome you back, stay safe, stay well and find joy and beauty where you can.