Talks and Tours

Gallery talks

Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions.

Talks are free, informal and last around 40 minutes with time for discussion afterwards.

There is no need to book.Test tubes in foyer

Wednesday 15 June, 2pm
Discover the themes at the heart of The Current Situation.

Saturday 18 June, 12 – 4pm
Find out more about all of our exhibitions
from our curators and guest speakers at our Summer Season Launch.

Wednesday 20 July, 2pm
A look at the Art on display in our Alphabet exhibition.

Wednesday 17 August, 2pm
A look at the Natural History on display in our Alphabet exhibition.

Wednesday 21 September, 2pm 

Find out more about the buildings featured in our Revival exhibition.

Wednesday 19 October, 2pm 

Come and explore the Art forms in Nature exhibition.


Behind the scenes

While many of our exhibitions contain objects from the collections it is not possible to show everything

permanently. We run special tours of our stores to look at objects that are not currently on view.

Tuesday 12 July, 2pm
Art Collections

Tuesday 27 September, 2pm
Social History Collections

Sessions are free but please consider a donation to support the work of the Gallery.

Booking is essential call on 0161 770 4742.