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

Autism Awareness Week 2017

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

On Thursday 30 March 5-7pm, we hosted a Thursday Late event where visitors viewed and discussed photographs that explore autism through perspectives offered by autistic people, their families and those who work with them.

The event aimed to raise awareness, understanding and change perceptions of autism in Manchester.


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