Whitworth Art Gallery

Oxford Rd, Manchester, 0161 235 8888

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 9 February 2011

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Where: Oxford Rd, Manchester, – 0161 235 8888   map

When: Mon – Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-4pm.

Website: www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

What: Home to some of the UK’s finest collections of art and design including modern and historic fine art, prints, textiles and a rare collection of wallpapers.

The Whitworth has been part of the cultural landscape of Manchester since 1889, when it was created as the first English gallery in a park as the Whitworth Institute.  The Gallery would, as its founding mission set out:

‘Secure a source of perpetual gratification to the people of Manchester & and cultivate taste and knowledge of the Fine Arts of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.’

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