National Portrait Gallery

What

Museums & Galleries

For

All ages

Where

St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE

Opening hours: 10am–6pm daily, to 9pm Thurs, Fri

Admission free

The collection is immense, the gallery houses almost 200,000 portraits of the great, the good and the not so good from Lily Allen to Mary Queen of Scots. Many famous ones from history books: Henry VIII looking fat, Charles I with a pointy beard, Newton, Nelson, various plain kings and queens (Queen Anne in particular was not a looker), parliamentarians – up to the present day. The famous Beckham film, the much-criticised portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Regular Family Events include:

 

Family Activity Base Collect free art trails, borrow art materials for activities in the gallery.

Storytelling for Families Third Sat of the month, 10.30am, 1.30pm. Interactive storytelling sessions. Ages 3+ (accompanied). No ticket required.

Family Art Workshops Third Sat of the month, 11.30am, 2.30pm. Family session followed by art activity. Ages 5–11 (accompanied). Free but ticket required from Info Desk. 90mins.

Also Family Audio Guide

Opening hours: 10am–6pm daily, to 9pm Thurs, Fri

Admission free

Address:

St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE

Venue phone:

020 7306 0055

Venue website:

www.npg.org.uk

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