School sessions

60 Years: The Coronation at the Royal Mews

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design, Citizenship
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

This discussion and discovery session introduces pupils to the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 60 years ago and the role of the Royal Mews within the celebrations. ... Read more about 60 Years: The Coronation at the Royal Mews

A journey through Paradise: A Creative Writing workshop

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English Language, Literacy, History, Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Focussing on the paintings and works of art featured in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden  at The Queen's Gallery, pupils will explore these exciting sources to ... Read more about A journey through Paradise: A Creative Writing workshop

school group participate in a Creative Writing workshop

Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English Language, Art & Design
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Be inspired by this wonderful opportunity for pupils to work with published authors to explore and experience the atmosphere of these lavishly decorated rooms.  ... Read more about Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

School visit to the Royal Mews

Exploring the Royal Mews

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in the world and home to many of the men and women who work here as grooms, coachmen and carriage restorers. This session encourages children to investigate the special environment of the Royal Mews: ... Read more about Exploring the Royal Mews

Children participating in a schools' gallery workshop at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

How do you create a Landscape?

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History and Art
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Pupils will examine some of the techniques and skills used by the artists featured in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden to produce these fine examples of landscapes. ... Read more about How do you create a Landscape?

Children participating in a schools' garden art workshop at Buckingham Palace

Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, Citizenship
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Pupils will work with our freelance artist to put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens. ... Read more about Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

School children visiting Buckingham Palace

Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design, Citizenship
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham palace is the London home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the British monarchy. A visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience, combining history, an art collection and a working palace. ... Read more about Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Literacy, English Language
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring Creative Writing about the subject of Travel from works of art, in comparison to more familiar sources such as books and the internet. Focussing on the paintings, sculptures, photographs ... Read more about Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing

Portrait of Abd al-Qadir, April 1862

To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, History and Art
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design and History to examine some of the techniques and skills used to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed. Focussing on  examples of portraits from two ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings