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Getting Here

The Whitworth is a walk, bike ride or bus journey from Manchester city centre, and close to Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester campus of which we are a part.


Due to the 'bus gates' on Oxford Road, general traffic is prohibited on Oxford Road between Hathersage Road and Portland Street, between 6am and 9pm, 7 days a-week.

Black cabs are allowed down this road with no restrictions.

Visitors coming from South Manchester via Wilmslow Road are advised to turn left at Moss Lane East, right at Lloyd Street North and then right onto Denmark Road.

Visitors coming from the city centre are advised to come off the Mancunian Way at Cambridge Street, follow the road down, then turn left at Denmark Road.

You can find out more about the bus gates and where they are located by visiting Manchester City Council’s website

Find out about parking and access at the gallery, here.


Our gallery is on a major bus route and easily reached via public transport, or on foot or bicycle:

Walk: 20-30min from Manchester city centre. Flat paved route, not traffic-free.

Bike: Sheffield stands and lockers (£1 coin, refundable) both available at the gallery.

Bus: 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 – 143, 147. Ask for bus stop nearest MRI, Oxford Road.

Tram: St Peter’s Square (plus 10 minutes on the bus or 20 minutes on foot). 

Train: Oxford Road (plus 10 minutes on the bus or 20 minutes on foot).

Car: On-street parking (maximum stay, 2 hours) on Denmark Road. Nearest car park Cecil Street (M15 6GD). See below for more information about how to navigate the new 'bus gates' on Oxford Road.



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