Stay for a Play (new!)

Part of Family Arts Festival Summer 2019

stay for a play


Friday 19 July

Friday 26 July

Friday 2 August

Friday 9 August

Friday 16 August

Friday 23 August

Friday 30 August

Visitor information


Every Friday afternoon




No need to book, just drop in. This is a free event.


Suitable for pre-school age (2-5)

Discover the Shipley with your little ones and support their early development in a fun and relaxed way, exploring the galleries and becoming an arts explorer.

Each Friday afternoon, the galleries will be available to explore with our magical magnifiers, art bears and backpacks. Play mats and materials for your little ones to use will be available in our early years area.

We also host Creative Baby sessions one a month, click here for more info.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery. There are five gallery spaces, showing a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. There are also regular events including artist and curator talks, family activities, concerts and vintage craft fairs.