National Portrait Gallery

Central London

  • Trafalgar Square

  • St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE

  • 020 7306 0055


  • 10am-6pm Mon-Wed, Sat & Sun; 10am-9pm Thur & Fri

Free weekend and holiday events for children aged 3+ and families, including family art workshops and storytelling for families.

With over 1,000 portraits of famous people to discover from the majestic portraits of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in the Tudor Galleries to the pop stars and artists in the Contemporary galleries - the National Portrait Gallery is a perfect place for all the family to visit. Families are welcome all year round, and with regular events and activities on offer from storytelling to Art workshops there is plenty of opportunity to find out more, be creative and have fun exploring together.

Join our free drop-in storytelling sessions, inspired by the Collections, take part in our Family Art Workshops with hands-on activities including drawing, painting and animation, or find out fascinating facts about famous people with our interactive Family Audiovisual Guide.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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