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Opening Times

We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
There's no need to pre-book you can just turn up on the day.

Opening Times

Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
There's no need to pre-book tickets to visit the gallery – just turn up on the day.

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

Guidelines 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.


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.

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)

You no longer need to pre-book tickets to visit the gallery and cafe and can just turn up on the day.

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.

Autum 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