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Opening Times

We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
and we're really looking forward to seeing you again!

Opening Times

We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
and we're really looking forward to seeing you again!

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

Click here to book your FREE tickets

Guidelines update: 19 July

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.

Our next review date is September 2021.

The gallery reopened fully on 2 July with new exhibitions, and extended opening times, as part of the Manchester International Festival, #MIF21 

Check out our Current Exhibitions 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 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.

Everyone who visits the gallery will need a ticket in advance
You can book your FREE ticket here

New opening times
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

(Monday to Tuesday, the gallery will be closed)

Visit our Plan Your Visit page for answers to frequently asked questions


Image: The Whitworth Cafe, 2020. The University of Manchester. Photo: David Oates

Cafe opening times are identical to the gallery
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

(Monday to Tuesday, the gallery and cafe will be closed)

Our Cafe is operating a walk-in service and is open during the gallery's opening hours. Capacity is limited so please expect a waiting period.

The Café will be operating table service and has reduced its capacity. It will be offering a take-away service. For health and safety reasons, all transactions must be by card only until further notice.

Please note that currently, the cafe is unable to accept bookings. However, we shall always do our utmost to accommodate you upon arrival.

Spring Menu
Pared-back, simple, vegetarian, and plant-based menu

Market salads
Freshly made soup of the day
Handmade sandwiches
Homemade cakes & bakes
Daily specials / special offers
Organic fruit juices
Loose-leaf tea
Artisan coffee 

NHS discount 10%

More information and FAQ to help plan your visit

When you visit the Whitworth Café, please use our Parkside entrance, off Denmark Road.

In 2021 the Whitworth's regular opening times continue to be Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm