National Portrait Gallery
Calling all art lovers! For some of the UK’s best portraiture, take your budding painters to the National Portrait Gallery for endless inspiration. There are drop in sessions where kids can find out about animation, painting and drawing or pick up free resources from the Family Activity Base and explore the Gallery together.
The National Portrait Gallery showcases some of Britain's most iconic figures from actors and activists to singers and scientists. Bounce between the brushstrokes, stare at sculptures and marvel at 1,400 fine portraits, including iconic paintings of Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
The gallery is also home to the BP Portrait award, a competition which displays some of the UK's most stunning contemporary portraiture. An awesome way to see great art up close - there are lots of modern portraits and exhibits to inspire as well.