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Ikon is a family-friendly gallery offering a range of free activities aimed at families and young visitors. Located in the city centre, Ikon is a 15 minute walk from New Street Station and houses a café, shop, baby changing facilities and a lift to all floors.

Try our free Art Explorer Guide, available from reception or download a copy below.

Free Art Explorer Guide

Art Explorer

Ikon’s Art Explorer Guide, made for each exhibition, contain short creative activities for families. Free.

Pick up a copy at reception, or download a copy here.

Family Saturdays

First Saturday of every month*
12–4pm, FREE

Open to all ages, including adults, these sessions of hands-on creative activity engage, challenge and inspire. No need to book, just drop in at any time.

Please see What’s On for details of forthcoming events.

*Please note dates may vary due to installation periods.

School Holiday Workshops

The Learning team runs family workshops during school holidays.

These are often aimed at specific age groups with a visiting artist.

Please see What’s On for details of forthcoming events.