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The National Gallery

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor
Profile iconAges 4+
Location iconTrafalgar Square
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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



Trafalgar Square,
Greater London,

Phone number

020 7747 2885


Free admission


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