Manchester Art Gallery

Open doors

Open Doors workshops are on the third Saturday of every month, 9.15am – 11.30pm

Since 2014 Manchester Art Gallery has been holding monthly autism friendly sessions on a Saturday morning aimed at children with autism and their families, features include:

• Galleries open at 9.15 so you can experience the gallery at a quieter, calmer time

• Artist led workshops and activities

• Staff trained in Autism Awareness

• A quiet room available for moments that might be a bit difficult

The next sessions will take place 9:15 – 11:15 on:

  • 15th September 
  • 20th October 
  • 17th November  
  • 15th December  

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

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.

*Please note we will not be running a session in August

Spinning Plates

We work in partnership with Grange School and their wonderful children and staff to help us develop our Open doors programme.

In March we celebrated World Autism Awareness Week by creating a performance called Spinning Plates with the children, artist Nicola Smith and film maker Jake Ryan.


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