May events @ National Potrait Gallery

Saturday 15 May

  • 10.30 and 13.30
  • Storytelling for Families
  • Drop-in storytelling sessions, followed by an art activity on the third Saturday of every month. Suitable for children aged 3+

Saturday 15 May

  • 11.30 and 14.30
  • Family Art Workshops
  • Third Saturday of the month, Family session exploring portraits in the Collection, followed by an art activity.

Monday – Friday 24 – 28 May

  • 11.30 and 14.30
  • Indian Delights MH TR
  • A week of dance, storytelling and painting activities exploring ideas in both The Indian Portrait and The Singh Twins. Free

March sees the launch of our new look monthly storytelling sessions for children aged 3+. On the third Saturday of each month, at the new time of 10.30 and 13.30, interactive stories will now be followed by a short art activity. Come along to our launch on 20 March and receive a special goody bag.

Family Art Trails
An exciting range of free art trails are available for families with children aged 5+. Look at Me! collectable art cards, Keeping Secrets Storybook with exclusive illustrations by Rosie Flo’s colouring books and the Making Portraits activity trail which encourage families to explore portraits with fun drawing activities and questions. Collect a copy from the Information Desk in the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall.

After School Art Club
Is someone in your family aged between 12 and 14? If so they might like to book for our weekly After School Art Club, a great opportunity to build up their skills and meet others who are interested in art.  For more details and to book a place call 020 7312 2483.

National Portrait Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 6pm (Gallery closure commences at 5.50pm)
Late Opening: Thursday, Friday: 10am – 9pm  (Gallery closure commences at 8.50pm)

Nearest Underground: Leicester Square/Charing Cross