Ipswich Art Gallery is another wonderful Brisbane art gallery which embraces children. The have fun and engaging programmes for children to explore and of course lots of art to browse. They are also Australia’s first art gallery dedicated gallery space for children.
Children’s Gallery at the Ipswich Art Gallery
The Children’s Gallery at the Ipswich Art Gallery is the country’s first permanent children’s gallery space. This interactive area is designed for kids under twelve and features fun and interesting programmes aimed at children in early childhood, lower primary and upper primary.
The Children’s Gallery is designed specifically for children. It is a space where kids can be creative and learn through exploring the exhibition and the hands-on activities in a safe, stimulating and fun environment. You can find out more about the Children’s Gallery here.
Child-friendly exhibitions and events
The Ipswich Art Gallery offers an extensive programme for children and families to enjoy. The gallery has changing exhibitions and regularly offers events specifically for kids, giving children the opportunity to develop an interest in art in a child-friendly and enjoyable way alongside their peers.
Head to the Ipswich Art Gallery for details on current exhibitions and upcoming events, so you can plan your visit and not miss out on any of the fun!
Ipswich Art Gallery features
- Heritage, 19th & 20th Century and Modern & Contemporary Art collections
- Accessible toilets
- Baby change facilities
- Internal lifts
- Art Gallery shop
- Group bookings and school visits accepted
- Metered on street parking (free on weekends)
Tips for a family visit to the Ipswich Art Gallery
The Ipswich Art Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week (unless stated otherwise). General admission to the gallery is free, although some major exhibitions may incur a small fee.
When visiting the Ipswich Art Gallery with kids, make sure you keep an eye out for the ‘Tips for Adults’ labels on certain exhibits. This will enable you to help children get the most out of each display.
If you are visiting Ipswich from Brisbane you may as well make a day of it. There is so much to do for kids in the area. Don’t rush off after your visit to the Art Gallery, discover what makes Ipswich an up-and-coming destination for families.
Some of our favourite places to visit in Ipswich include the Ipswich Nature Centre, where you can see dingoes and bilbies among other animals, and the best part – entry is just a gold coin donation. Train enthusiasts will love the Workshops Rail Museum, while the book worms will 16adore curling up in the Ipswich Children’s Library. And when the kiddos are ready to run and play, choose from any number of the Best Parks in Ipswich for Kids.
How to Get to Ipswich Art Gallery
The Ipswich Art Gallery is located at d’Arcy Doyle Place (Nicholas Street), Ipswich.
There is no dedicated parking at the gallery though there is street parking for a fee (free on weekends).
Bus stops are nearby and if travelling by train, the Ipswich Station is just a short 4-5min walk.
Visit ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au or call 07 3810 7222 for more information.