Manchester Art Gallery

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Free for Manchester schools

Greeks Takeover

4th -7th February 2020, 10.15am–2pm

Manchester Art Gallery, Central Library & Archives+

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Central Library and Archives+ have teamed up to provide immersive learning experiences that unlock stories from Ancient Greece and the legacy of this powerful civilisation.

At Manchester Art Gallery paintings that depict Gods, Goddesses and myths will be used alongside our neo classical building which was itself based on the Parthenon. Storytellers will work with your pupils to uncover tales of power and bravery and designers will help them explore our Greek inspired temple to the arts.

At Central Library and Archives+ discover stories, myths and characters that were inspired by the Ancient Greeks and create your own Greek god/goddess. Or make animated scenes from Ancient Greece inspired by the books from our collections.

KS2 classes are invited to spend a day visiting the Gallery and Library to use the city’s collections. There will be opportunities for up to two KS2 classes to take part in two workshops, one in each venue, from 10.15am–2pm each day. We have limited places so if you would like to book or find out more, please get in touch:

Tel: 0161 235 8842

Save money on travel
Why not take advantage of our Kids for a Quid scheme with Metrolink where pupils travel for £1 return and accompanying adults for £2 return; we are directly across from the St Peter’s square Metrolink stop.