From a portrait no bigger than a thumbnail to one at 5.3m wide, the National Portrait Gallery depicts the nation’s most renowned figures in paintings, drawings, photographs and even sculptures which will make you and the kids laugh, gasp and ponder. Kids will love the more modern artworks where they will be able to recognise some famous faces. It’s practically like Madame Tussauds!
You can use interactive Portrait Explorers throughout the gallery to find out which faces you could be seeing on your visit. There’s plenty in the gallery that kids will recognise: alongside the modern-day celebs of the contemporary collection, kids will enjoy spotting some of their favourite historical figures.
Additionally, activities such as art workshops and storytelling sessions inspired by the collections are offered regularly, making the gallery extra-fun for kids! You will find these, particularly during holidays and half-terms. A great way to keep the kids entertained and engage in art.
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Pretty good gallery. I came here with my family and we got to see quite a good variety of pieces. I wouldn’t come here with my mates but if you’re more of an art lover, than I can see why teenagers might come here in their spare time. I personally preferred the National Gallery because of the architecture and wider choice of exhibitions but this is a good one to tack onto a day out in London.
Kids enjoyed the Grayson Perry exhibition on right now. Youngest read up about the exhibition before and was a lot more engaged as a result.