The Whitworth


The Whitworth is proudly part of The University of Manchester, operating as a convening space between the University and the people of the city.

It was founded in 1889 as The Whitworth Institute and Park in memory of the industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth for 'the perpetual gratification of the people of Manchester' and continues this mission today in new contexts.

The gallery is driven by a mission to work with communities to use art for positive social change, and actively address what matters most in people’s lives. This new vision has been developed as part of an international dialogue about how to evolve and adapt museums to a constantly changing world.

This work is underpinned by three key concepts: Learning together, through making and doing; Creating a place of care, consideration, and community; Taking action.

For more information head over to their website here where you can find all of their current and future exhibitions and how you can get hold of them.