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Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery Review

This University of Manchester–run art museum has strong collections of British watercolors, old-master drawings, and postimpressionist works, as well as wallpapers. The excellent textile gallery—befitting a city built on textile manufacture—demonstrates the meaning and power of clothing in such items as a 16th-century Spanish funeral cope, 18th-century babies' vests, and a modern-day Turkish circumcision suit. Theres's also a good bistro and a gift shop. To get to the museum, catch any southbound bus with a number in the 40s (except 47) on Oxford Road, or from St. Peter's Square or Piccadilly Gardens.

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  • Address: University of Manchester, Oxford Rd., University Quarter, Manchester, M15 6ER | Map It
  • Phone: 0161/275–7450
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–4.
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  • Location: Manchester
Updated: 06-13-2013

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