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Whitworth: Past, Present and Future Tours

June 16, 2014


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Whitworth: Past, Present and Future Tours


  •  Which historic areas of the building are being restored to their former Edwardian glory? What do a Turner prize nominated artist and a Nobel Prize winning scientist have in store for the gallery’s reopening? How is an artwork being used by joggers in the park to build their muscles?

    With warmer weather on the way we invite you to join us for Whitworth: Past, Present & Future, a new outdoor tour for those interested in finding out more about Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester’s gallery in the park, whilst we undergo a £15 million redevelopment (opening Saturday 25 October).


The Whitworth’s very own Visitor Team will take you back through the gallery’s illustrious 125 year history. From its humble beginnings as Grove House, a gallery established ‘for the perpetual gratification of the people of Manchester’, right up to the present day. Hear about what the redeveloped Whitworth will offer: brand new exhibition spaces, a fabulous art garden designed by Sarah Price, the innovative Clore Learning Studio and more… All this whilst taking a stroll through Whitworth Park, with views of the original façade of the building and encounters with some of the Whitworth’s collections of outdoor art.


Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tours run all summer, on first Thursday and Saturday of each month.
Dates and times

On Thursdays: 3 July, 7 August, 4 September & 2 October
12.15 – 1pm
*Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East

On Saturdays: 5 July, 2 August, 6 September & 4 October
2 – 3pm
*Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East

All tours are FREE, booking is essential
Tours are wheelchair accessible.

To book:
phone: 0161 275 7450
*Tours begin from The Anchor Coffee House, on the corner of Moss Lane East (M14 4PA), and Oxford Road, just next to Whitworth Park.

These parkland tours will go ahead even if it is raining – please wear appropriate footwear for a walk in the park, and be prepared for the Mancunian weather!


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