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Teach your Grown-Ups about Art

About the tour

Roll up, roll up! Come and see circus performers, mad scientists, and the world's ugliest old woman...

In this tour, children turn the tables on the grown-ups. Grown-ups take off their headphones, while children listen in to some amazing secrets, which they then get the chance to reveal.

The tour lasts about an hour. It is split into four sections by time period, ranging from 1250 to 1900. Take all four sections of the tour at once, or come back later and try another section.

After the tour, try out a worksheet with quizzes, jokes and activities. Children also have the chance to create their own magnificent masterpiece and submit it to the mini masterpieces gallery.

Who is the tour for?

The tour is for children, adults, anyone! 


  • Adult: £4 (or £1.00 with the Collection audio tour) 
  • Concessions: £3.50
  • Groups of over 10 people: £2.00 
  • Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children under 12): £10

Find out where to pick up audio guides and how to make group bookings