The Whitworth - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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The Whitworth is an art gallery in Manchester, England, containing about 55,000 items in its collection. The gallery is located in Whitworth Park and is part of the University of Manchester. An art garden by Sarah Price, sculpture terrace and orchard garden, alongside new spaces that embrace the park, such as a landscape gallery and a café in the trees, all reflect its beautiful setting.
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0.75km from The Whitworth
Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.
0.87km from The Whitworth
Victoria Baths in Manchester is a listed Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish Baths complex was designed by Manchester's first City Architect Henry Price, and opened in 1906. For 86 years the baths provided both essential and leisure facilities. Private baths and a laundry were housed there alongside three swimming pools and Turkish Baths. In 1952 the first public Aeratone (Jacuzzi) was installed.
Platt Fields Park
1.39km from The Whitworth
Platt Fields Park is a large public park in Fallowfield, Manchester, England which is home to Platt Hall. Fallowfield lies to the south and Wilmslow Road runs along its eastern edge. The centrepiece of the park is a large pleasure lake, which is used for boating and fishing. The lake has an island sanctuary in the middle, as well as a lakeside visitors' centre and a boathouse. There are gardens of different kinds, including community orchard gardens, which contain ferns, roses and heathers.
Alan Turing Memorial
1.88km from The Whitworth
The Alan Turing Memorial is a sculpture dedicated to Alan Turing, an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician and theoretical biologist who contributed to the field of modern computing. Eternally sitting on a public park bench in Manchester’s Sackville Park the bronze statue of the innovative computer pioneer seems to just be waiting for some companions to come sit next to him.
1.95km from The Whitworth
Canal Street is a popular hotspot for local and visiting LGBTQ people who are looking for welcoming places for shopping, dining and late-night celebrations. Because of this street and its numerous offerings, Manchester has become one of the most gay-friendly cities in the entire world. At night time, and in daytime in the warmer months, the street is filled with visitors, often including LGBT tourists from all over the world.
The Bridgewater Hall
2.03km from The Whitworth
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, hosting over 280 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and so more. The venue is named after the Third Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the eponymous Bridgewater Canal that crosses Manchester, although the hall is situated on a specially constructed arm of the Rochdale Canal.
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For more information about The Whitworth, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitworth_Art_Gallery
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