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Opening Times

We are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
On Thursday we're open until 9pm

Opening Times

Come along and visit the art gallery, The WhitworthShop, café, the Park and grounds.

Art Gallery 

Our usual opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm and on Thursdays until 9pm*.

We are closed on Mondays, including all Bank Holiday Mondays.

Free entry, and open to all.

Please note: On Wednesday 19 June 2024, the gallery will CLOSE early at 1pm, and the Café will be closed all day. We appologies for any inconvenience caused.

*The gallery’s Parkside entrance, off Denmark Road, closes each day at 5pm, from 1 November 2024 until 31 March 2025. The gallery is open late until 9pm on Thursdays, during these winter dates please enter the gallery through the Oxford Road entrance after 5pm.

The Whitworth Shop

The Whitworth Shop is open during the gallery opening times.

Contact the shop email

Telephone 0161 275 7498 

You can visit The Whitworth Shop online to discover bespoke artist-made products linked to our collections and exhibitions. 

Shop the Whitworth collection online

The Whitworth Café

Located in the elegant glass and stainless-steel extension the café overlooks Whitworth Park and the gallery’s art garden. 

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm*

Thursdays 10am-8pm

*On Wednesday 19 June 2024, the Café will be CLOSED all day, and the gallery will close early at 1pm. We appologies for any inconvenience caused.


Telephone 0161 275 7497

Café last orders one hour before closing.
The Whitworth Café is a cashless venue and only accepts payment by credit or debit card.

Visit the café website to find out more about the menus, contact the café team, or to book a table

6-9 June | Walk-ins only
Our popular Café is operating on a walk-in basis only during the Universally Manchester Festival & Whitworth Carnival (6 to 9 June), meaning you don’t need a reservation on these dates. Just turn up on the day, and the team will do their best to accommodate you. In good weather, additional outdoor seating is available on the Cafe Terrace overlooking the park.

What’s on at the gallery

Find out which events and exhibitions are on at the gallery.