The National Gallery | Day Out With The Kids

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The National Gallery

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The National Gallery welcomes children and offer Family Walk and Talk Guided Tours, 3 audio tours and 3 more printed children's trails to really help keep kids entertained! Holidays get pretty special with crafty workshops and playful activities so there's always loads to do at The National!

Plus of course the collections themselves are thorough and stunning and offer both a relaxing few hours of artistic contemplation or a terrific resource for backing up academic studies and school work.

There are also Magic Carpet Storytelling Sundays are available for families with under 5s, every Sunday 10:30 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 12:00 in the Pigott Education Centre Foyer. Places can't be booked but can be allocated up to an hour beforehand at reception.

Drawing and Studio Workshops are also available for 5 to 11 year olds on Sunday sessions and holiday workshops, so keep an eye out for those to add some extra interactive joy to your day!

Older types will of course enjoy the rest of the museum too with its vast array of varying galleries which change regularly enough to keep return visits pretty fresh and interesting. The art is displayed on a huge array of topics in a vast variety of mediums, so there's something to intrigue the kids and the grown-ups alike once they've burned a little creative energy in the kids' zones.

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Opening hours

Saturday to Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 21:00

Closed 24th - 26th December and 1st January

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

, Trafalgar Square, Greater London, WC2N 5DN, England

Phone number

020 7747 2885

Map

Website

Click here to visit The National Gallery's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There are public car parks available nearby in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. 

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The National Gallery has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, The National Gallery is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The National Gallery has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

The National Gallery has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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