Explore for yourself

From creative ways to explore together to learning resources developed for schools, here are some of our top tips for making the most of your family visit

Four top tips for families

Boys looking at painting
Have fun!
We have over 2,500 paintings but you don’t have to look at every one. Focus on what really grabs your attention.
Families 'Top tips' Talks
The National Gallery is a place to explore, ask questions, debate and use your imagination.
Families 'Top tips' Draw
Paper and pencils are available at all Information Desks for families with children. You can also bring your own.
Families 'Top tips' Strike a Pose
Strike a pose
Can you copy the poses of people in paintings? Try role-playing or charades.


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