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Whitworth: Past, Present and Future: An outdoor tour

02 Jun 2014

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 in autumn 2014)

Whitworth Park

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.

Dates and times

  • Thursday 5 June, Thursday 3 July, Thursday 7 August, Thursday 4 September and Thursday 2 October 
    12.15 – 1pm 
    *Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East
  • Saturday 7 June, Saturday 5 July, Saturday 2 August, Saturday 6 September and Saturday 4 October
    2 – 3pm 
    *Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East
Tours are wheelchair accessible


All tours are FREE, but booking is essential.

Please contact the Whitworth to book a tour at:

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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