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Opening Times and Temporary Closure

In line with the latest government advice, the gallery and cafe are currently closed.

Opening Times and Temporary Closure

The Whitworth is currently closed until further notice.

Following the government announcement that England is entering a period of additional restrictions, the Whitworth is temporarily closed from Thursday 5 November 2020, until further notice.

As always the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors, volunteers, and our community are our first priority. And we look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery as soon as the situation allows.



While the gallery is closed 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.



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



Stay safe, we hope to welcome you back in January 2021 as the situation allows.

Read our COVID-19 Update here.

Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 

 

A welcome video from Alistair Hudson, Director of the Whitworth, and Manchester Art Gallery. 
We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery again later this year, as soon as the situation allows.

When we reopen, hopefully in early January 2021, everyone who visits us will need a ticket in advance.
You will be able to book your FREE ticket here – nearer that time

Our new opening times will be:
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm

(Monday to Tuesday, the gallery will be closed)

More information and FAQ to help plan your visit

Seasonal opening times 2020/2021

The Whitworth is currently closed. We hope to reopen from Wednesday 6 January 2021 as the situation allows.
From 2021 the Whitworth's regular opening times will continue to be Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Please pre-book your FREE admission ticket in advance


Image: The Whitworth (Parkside entrance), The University of Manchester. Photo: Alan Williams

In line with government guidance, the Whitworth Café is temporarily closed until further notice.

When we reopen:
Cafe opening times are identical to the gallery
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm

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

Everyone who visits the gallery and cafe will need to book a 'gallery entry ticket' in advance.
Click here to book your FREE ticket now

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

Autumn 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

Please note if for any reason you are visiting the Whitworth Café outside the gallery's opening hours, please use our Parkside entrance, off Denmark Road.

Please refer to our seasonal opening times for 2020/21

We hope to reopen on Wednesday 6 January 2021 as the situation allows.
In 2021 the Whitworth's regular opening times continue to be Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm.