Did you know?
We are the world's first purpose-built public art gallery.
Did you know?
We are licenced for wedding ceremonies in the Gallery. Get married amongst the old masters!

Family Activities

The Gallery welcomes family visits and offers a host of low-cost practical activities as well as visitor services to make your day easy to manage. Entry to the Permanent Collection and exhibitions is free for children under 18.

Exhibition and Gallery trails

Pick up or download and print one of our Gallery trails. Paper and pencils are available on the Trolley at front desk in the Gallery.

FREE: Drawing

Be inspired by the Gallery's paintings. Paper and pencils are available on the Trolley in the Gallery at front desk in the Gallery.

FREE: Family Sundays: Artplay and Gallery Stories

On the first and last Sunday of every month families with a Gallery ticket and members of the Gallery can enjoy a range of drop-in activities from 2 – 4pm. No booking necessary:


Get creative together at Artplay in this practical drop-in session where you can make anything from bunting to block prints. No booking necessary. Free with a Gallery ticket. No booking required. All materials provided.

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Gallery Stories

Participate in interactive storytelling in the main gallery. No booking necessary. The storyteller will meet you at the gallery ticket desk at the following times:



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Join our pilot sessions for parents and carers with children from 6-18 months. Experience the delights of our collection tailored for you and your child, allowing sensory exploration and interactive discovery in a safe and relaxed environment. Booking required.

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After-school art workshops, 7 – 10

Creative courses that experiment with different materials and themes.

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