I only did a quick visit here because it was late and I was very tired. Whitworth Art Gallery belongs to the university of Manchester and is located in a very fine building from 1908.
Its main highlight, and the area I concentrated on, is a collection of watercolour paintings from the 18th and 19th century, including more than fifty paintings by William Turner. I also enjoyed the textile gallery, with many wonderful fabrics, gowns, etc. - ranging from 300A.D. to the present!
I skipped the other parts of the gallery because I was too tired, but Whitworth Art Gallery is certainly a place I will consider going to again if I am back in Manchester one day!
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00 to 05.00pm, Sunday 12.00 to 04.00pm
A permanent collection of fine art, textiles and wallpapers plus temporary exhibitions.
Please note the textile gallery (Gallery 1) is closed from May 2005 until January 2006 for refurbishment -- during that period, a small collection of textiles will be on display in Gallery 2.
Founded in 1889, the Whitworth has been part of the University of Manchester since 1958. The Gallery is named after Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803-87), the Stockport born engineer who bequeathed money in his will to fund local institutions.
I'm not into art galleries much but i was impressed as soon as i walked through the doors.
has a massive range of different styles from the traditional to the contemporary.
Also has a vast range of textiles and wallpapers for you to admire.
If you go here make sure you leave at least two hours as i had less than an hour so it was a little rushed and if you an arty farty type leave a little longer.