gallery, park & cafe
The Whitworth Art Gallery10
Why locals love it
On the outskirts of town, this gallery won museum of the year award after a big revamp of the place. There's a Scandinavian style cafe overlooking the park and for families you can pick up free art hampers or join activities in the park
Why you should visit it
Whether or not you care about the art (they have some world famous exhibitions) there's also a great programme of events here, it's a beautiful architectural space, a great cafe (always busy), and the surrounding park is pleasant.
The market salad in the cafe is very good value and healthy and delicious.