Manchester Art Gallery

Open doors


Open doors

Open doors is a creative workshop especially for autistic children and children with other social communication issues, their families and carers. We open our doors early just for you so that you can come enjoy and explore art together as a family. We have a designated Quiet room in the gallery, a space away from everything to feel safe and calm. For children and young people aged 5-16.

Please feel free to call Katy McCall on 0161 235 8869 if you have any questions or would like to find out more.

Drop by the third Saturday of every month, 9.15am – 12.15pm

Manchester Museum also offer Autism Friendly Early Openings on the second Saturday of every month, 9.15-10.30am. Visit their website for more information.

World Autism Awareness Week 2018

For Autism Awareness Week, we are partnering with Grange School; a school which serves Manchester’s autistic community.

On March 29th, 4:30pm- 6pm we will be hosting a celebration event at Manchester Art Gallery as part of World Autism Awareness Week. At this event children from Grange School will be performing alongside artist Nicola Smith. There will be a film made by the school that highlights the wonders and struggles of being autistic and shares the young people’s personal experiences.

The event’s aim is to raise awareness, understanding and change perceptions of autism in Manchester.


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