We hold regular talks, tours and workshops, designed to enhance your enjoyment of our exhibitions and support your learning journey.
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 – 3.00pm, free drop in.
Three times a week a trained guide from the Friends of Manchester Art Galleries leads an introductory tour around the gallery. Each guide has their own style and personal favourites, so it’s a different tour every time.
There are lots of ways to get the most out of a group gallery visit anytime.
We can provide a booked guided tour of the gallery at a time that suits your group, whether you are new to the gallery or have been many times, there is always more to discover. These tours cost £5 per person (£60 minimum booking).
We love to know you've been with your group so don't forget to sign in at the info desk when you get here. It's also really helpful if you let us know you're coming so please contact us in advance if you can. Please contact Kate Day or Meg Parnell:
Tel: 0161235 8855 or
Art bites - every Wednesday, 12.30pm - 1pm, no need to book
Say what you see and chat with other visitors and our friendly Art Bites volunteers team. You don't need to know anything about art to join in with this informal chat based on the things we can see in the gallery. We look at two art works each week and talk about our responses to them. Looking at art is a great way to unwind, take a break in the middle of a busy day and think about things we don't always get time to.
A series of creative workshops taking place throughout the year, on the third Thursday of the month between 1pm - 4pm.
This exciting approach to understanding and making art uses all your senses. You'll find your own approach during the sessions of talking, experimenting with techniques and socialising at these friendly workshops. The workshops will be taking place on a monthly basis on the following dates:
All materials and refreshments are provided. If you would like to go, you will need to book a place a week before the session on 0161 235 8888.
To get involved contact Helena Lee.
Tel: 0161 235 8877.
Every second Wednesday of every month, 1pm - 2.30pm and every third Thursday of the month 6.30-8 p.m.
Free English conversation class. Practice speaking English with others whilst enjoying two of our artworks on display. Our English tutor will lead you in activities that help practice speaking and listening skills. It's free, no need to book, just meet at Information.
Wednesday dates: 1-2.30 p.m. 14 Nov, 12 Dec, 9 Jan, 13 Feb, 21 March.
Thursday dates: 6.39-8 p.m. 15 Nov, 20 Dec, 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 March.
For more information please contact, Ruth Edson: