At the Whitworth, children take the lead. Our award-winning early years programmes are full of rich, sensory and hands-on activities, all of which are focused on early child communication and development.
Inspired by both our collection and by artists’ (and children’s) capacity for curiosity and imagination, the Whitworth is a social space that encourages cooperation, creativity and connectivity.
Explore more about our work with children and early years educators using the links below.
If you and your young family are planning a visit, find out what you can do together at the gallery in our Family section
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Winner of the Clore Award Museum Learning 2012. Specially commended for our work with early years providers.
Supporting you to discover, explore and make the most of the Whitworth through free resources, tours and self led opportunities.
Creative, practical, artist–led workshops designed to support a child’s early experiences of an art gallery.
Leading artists, scientists and storytellers share their expertise
Do you work with under 5’s? Enrich your teaching and extend your early years practice.
Make a Booking
Use our online booking form to arrange your group visit to the gallery.