Young children in workshop

Available throughout the year

Choose from a range of activity workshops, all of which:

  •  Last 1 hour 45 minutes
  •  Include practical activities led by artists/educators. 
  •  Are cross-curricular in approach and wherever possible, cross-cultural.
  •  Are based on the permanent collections and often current special exhibitions.

Nature Trail

Get in touch with nature at the gallery. Explore paintings and sculpture that help you discover the seasons, mini beasts, wildlife and things you find in the garden. Pupils document their journey creating colourful paintings using mixed media. 
Find out more about Nature Trail.


Pupils discover toys from the past in our paintings and decorative arts. They handle original toys and learn how to play long-forgotten games.
Find out more about Toys.

To make a booking or for further information please contact us.

Tel: 0161 235 8842
0161 235 8899

How To Book

Two school children listening at workshop
Find out how to plan your visit.

Artists in Schools

Young children painting in workshop
Find out more about our current artists in schools programme.

Self Guided Materials

Young children drawing in workshop
Download our self guided materials.