The Whitworth is a walk, bike ride or bus journey from Manchester city centre, and close to Manchester Museum and The University of Manchester.
St Peter’s Square is the closest tram stop but requires either a 10 minute bus ride or a 20 minutes walk.
Oxford Road is the closest train station but requires either a 10 minutes bus ride or a 20 minutes walk.
Numbers 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 – 143, 147. Ask for bus stop nearest MRI, Oxford Road
Travelling by car
General traffic is now prohibited from travelling through new ‘bus gates’ on Oxford Road, which restrict access to sections of the corridor between Hathersage Road and Portland Street. These gates are in force between 6am and 9pm, 7 days a-week and make travelling by bus, cycle and on foot easier and quicker.
Motorists should use Upper Brook Street when heading in to or out of the city centre. You can view a handy map which will help you get around.
Doors usually open 45 minutes before the event start time.
Denmark Road: is directly adjacent to the gallery, which has step-free access to both our Park Side and Oxford Road entrances. There are a total of 5 disabled bays, 9 spaces for car/bus drop-off and 7 double yellow line areas, which can be used by blue badge holders.
Park Side Entrance: Our 3 gallery designated disabled bays are directly beside our park entrance along Denmark road. There is a short step-free path from our park gates that will lead you to our entrance.
Oxford Road Entrance: There are an additional 2 disabled bays further along on Denmark Road for the surrounding buildings. If using these you can enter through our main gates (across the bike paths) and up shallow gradient ramps leading to our automatic doors, which open inwards.
If you need any assistance when arriving, please contact our Visitor Team on 0161 275 7450 who are happy to help. For more information about ongoing road developments around us, please visit: Corridor Manchester
Inside The Whitworth
Facilities at the Whitworth include accessible toilets with baby changing, lifts, seating inside and outside the gallery, free portable stools and a café. We also provide buggy locks, just ask a member of our Visitor Team for information.
Guide dogs are welcome.
Wheelchairs available for public use our Visitor Team is trained to help and support any additional needs you may have.
Eating and drinking
The Whitworth has it’s on Cafe on site which is well worth a visit!