Whitworth Art Gallery Parking
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The Whitworth Art Gallery, also just known as The Whitworth, was founded in 1889 and saw a £15 million redevelopment in 2015. The gallery is surrounded by Whitworth Park, where you’ll find an art garden, sculpture terrace, and an orchard garden.
The Whitworth Art Gallery combines art with the outdoors in Whitworth Park. The Art Garden was designed by Chelsea gold medallist, Sarah Price, who also designed the 2012 Olympic Park meadows. The gallery hosts a range of free outdoor events, such as Welly Walks and messy play sessions for kids, as well as self-guided walking trails around the park. Out in the park, you’ll find works by Nathan Coley, Simon Periton, Emily Young, Gustav Metzger, Michael Lyons, Christine Borland, and Bernard Schottlander.
Inside the gallery, you’ll find a historic art collection which features works by William Blake, John Robert Cozens, William Turner, Paul Sandby, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Jones, Millais, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Burne-Jones. The collection of Modern art contains work by Degas, Van Gogh, Pissarro, Gauguin, Sickert, Epstein, Wadsworth, Piper, Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Hepworth and Moore.
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Parking near the Whitworth Art Gallery
There is a small amount of on-site Whitworth Art Gallery parking. There is disabled parking located on Denmark Road, as well as spaces if you’re just dropping someone off or picking them up.
The closest council-run car park is the Aquatic Centre car park on Booth Street East. There are 999 car parks here, with 32 disabled parking spaces. This car park is open daily from 6am to midnight, and the cost of this parking is as follows:
- 2 hours: £2.50
- 2 to 4 hours: £4.20
- 4 to 9 hours: £6.00
- 9 to 24 hours: £10.00
You can buy a season ticket for this car park which will cost you as little as £6.17 per day.
If you want to park closer to the city centre, you’ll find plenty of options for on-street parking. The cost of on-street parking varies depending on what area of the city you’re in, and zones 2 and 3 are the closest to the Whitworth Art Gallery. These costs apply from 8am - 8pm on all days, except for bank holidays.
Charges for zone 2 are as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes - £1.45
- Up to 1 hour - £2.90
- Up to 1 hour 30 minutes - £4.30
- Up to 2 hours - £5.80
Charges for zone 3 are as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes - £0.60
- Up to 1 hour - £1.25
- Up to 1 hour 30 minutes - £1.85
- Up to 2 hours - £2.50
- Up to 2 hours 30 minutes - £3.10
- Up to three hours - £3.70
Please note that these costs and restrictions do not apply to blue badge holders.
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The Manchester Museum is just a few minutes from the Whitworth Art Gallery. It has collections of ancient fossils, minerals and meteorites, an exhibition on natural history, and a Vivarium with a collection of critically endangered Costa Rican frogs. The Manchester Gallery tells the story of the history of the city, and the Ancient Worlds gallery contains pieces from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Ancient Egypt.
If you’re looking for a place to stretch your legs, look no further than the Manchester Aquatics Centre. It was purpose-built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has a 50-metre pool, diving pool, training pool, and leisure pool, as well as a strength gym, cardio gym, and a performance gym. There is also a health suite, studio and café. There is also a range of fitness classes available, offering sessions such as aqua aerobics, group cycling, high-intensity interval training, pilates, yoga, and Zumba
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By Train: The Manchester Oxford Road train station is a 25-minute walk from the Whitworth Art Gallery and services
By Bus: Several bus lines run by the Whitworth Art Gallery, including 15, 41, 42, 42A, 42B, 42C, 43, 111, 142, 143, 742 and 749.
By Car: The Whitworth Art Gallery is located on Oxford Roads, one of the main roads leading into and out of the city centre.
Disabled Parking at the Whitworth Art Gallery
If you’re looking for disabled parking near the Whitworth Art Gallery, you’ll find five disabled bays located on Denmark Road. There are also nine spaces for drop-off, and seven double yellow line areas, where blue badge holders can also park.
Three of the disabled parking bays are right beside the park entrance on Denmark Road. The path is step-free and leads to the entrance to the gallery. The other two disabled parking bays are located a little further along the road, closer to the main entrance. There are ramps leading up to the automatic doors of the gallery.
Blue badge holders are also entitled to free on-street parking throughout Manchester city centre.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the Whitworth Art Gallery, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are two electric charging stations at the Grafton Street car park, and one at the Central Manchester NHS.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
On-street parking in Manchester is free from after 8pm and before 8am. If you leave your car parked any later than 8am, you will have to pay for parking.
All parking in the city centre is free on bank holidays.
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Where is the Whitworth Art Gallery located?
The Whitworth Art Gallery is located on Oxford Road, across from the Manchester Royal Infirmary and less than 10 minutes’ drive from the Manchester city centre.
Can you eat inside the Whitworth Art Gallery?
You can’t eat anything inside the Whitworth Art Gallery, but you can eat outside on the Lower Promenade or have a picnic in the Art Garden. If you want to buy something to eat, visit the Café in the Trees.
How accessible is the Whitworth Art Gallery?
Within the gallery, you’ll find accessible toilets, wheelchairs, seating, portable stools, hearing loops, baby changing areas, large-print information about exhibitions, and disabled parking on Denmark Road. Guide dogs are also allowed throughout the gallery.
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