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New Relaxed Hour introduced at The Lowry

The Lowry, Salford is pleased to be introducing a Relaxed Hour in the Lowry Galleries every Sunday morning from Sunday 14th May.

The Lowry welcomes over one million visitors every year but recognises that many individuals and their families with additional access requirements, would prefer to experience the Galleries in a calmer and less busy environment.

As such, 10am-11am each Sunday morning will be a dedicated Relaxed Hour in the Galleries. Visitors will be able to enjoy all the exhibition spaces – including The Lowry’s permanent L.S Lowry exhibition and temporary exhibitions, currently Hew Locke’s The Ambassadors – as well as enjoying a quiet space to relax with sensory seating, toys and books, and The Carole Nash Lookout, a space to play and create.

Additionally, ambient music and announcements will be reduced throughout the building, ear defenders will be available from the Galleries Welcome Desk, and capacity in the Galleries will be limited.

Michael Simpson, Director of Visual Arts at The Lowry said: “We are happy to be introducing our Relaxed Hours in the Galleries at The Lowry, creating a space where everyone can access art, as we continue responding to the needs of all our visitors. We look forward to welcoming and developing this experience with our visitors.”

The Lowry Galleries are FREE to visit. For the Relaxed Hour pre-booking is recommended but limited walk-in tickets will be available from the Galleries Welcome Desk, subject to availability.

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On the first Sunday of the month, there will also be Relaxed Crafty Families an activity workshop hosted by a professional facilitator. Artist Michelle Leigh will lead the sessions that have been developed with families who would prefer a quieter, more relaxed session in mind, specifically those with additional needs, including those who are autistic, are neurodivergent, or have anxiety. Each month Michelle will focus on a different piece of artwork within our L.S Lowry Collection and support children and their families to become artists in a calming relaxed environment. The first Relaxed Crafty Families will take place on Sunday 4th June. Tickets will be bookable from The Lowry website soon.

Food or drink is not allowed in the Galleries however the Pier Eight Restaurant will be open for drinks at 10am and food will be available from 11am. Visitors can also bring their own food and drink to enjoy in the Carole Nash Lookout.

Additional information for visitors including restaurant menus, information about car parking and travel information, toilets and our Changing Places Toilet, and a visual guide is available at

For more information about The Lowry and its accessibility please visit here:

If any visitors would like to contact The Lowry in advance of their visit or to share feedback, please e-mail:

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