The Lowry (Days Out and Activities for Disabled Children and their Families)
This information has been put together by two parents of disabled children with the intention of giving other parent carers some ideas for trips out around the Greater Manchester area.
This impressive building of glass and metallic surfaces houses two theatres and a studio as well as galleries showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions.
There are lots of fun ways to enjoy the galleries, including borrowing one of the Jack’s Packs available from the information desk. The pack is full of games, puzzles and other activities designed to take you on an adventure around the galleries and the building.
Children might also enjoy the Art Detective and Hide and Seek Trails, or creating their own Lowry-inspired masterpieces with the paper and pencils dotted around the galleries. Look out for the Family Corner on the deck of the galleries, where you can take some time to chill out on the comfy seats, explore textures, colours and shapes or enjoy the books, toys and art materials provided.
The Lowry organises lots of activities for families, like art and drama workshops, under 5s dance sessions, story times and craft sessions for the under 5s. See the website for full details.
Parking There is a drop-off point in front of The Lowry. Parking at The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park
Disabled parking Designated area on every level of The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park
Access Lifts to all floors
Disabled toilets Yes, throughout the building
Public transport Tram: Nearest Metrolink station is Harbour City, a ten minute walk from The Lowry.
Buses: The building is served by many routes
Train: From Oxford Road walk up to St Peter’s Square and take the Eccles Metrolink tram to Harbour City. From Piccadilly take the Eccles tram from the Metrolink station
11am-5pm – Sunday-Friday
10am-5pm – Saturday
Admission Free (donations welcome) Guide and hearing dogs welcome
The Lowry organises lots of activities for families, like art and drama workshops, story times, crafts and special sessions for the under fives (see website for details) Free wheelchair loan.
A guided tour of the galleries can be organised for visually impaired people – book on 0843 208 6000 at least two weeks in advance
Who to contact
Where to go
Pier 8 The Quays
- M50 3AZ
- View M50 3AZ on a map