Schools: London
Visit three inspiring and unique sites in London - the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews - and combine history, art and a working palace.

School Sessions

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. ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Royal Childhood at Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Design & Technology
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

From Queen Victoria’s favourite dolls to Prince George’s tricycle the Royal Childhood exhibition and this linked workshop provides a fascinating insight into the histo ... Read more about Royal Childhood at Buckingham Palace

Learning Resources

An experiment with perspective: Children's activity

Look at this painting by popular Dutch artist adam Willaerts and consider the question......."Do you think even the most famous artists got perspective perfect in their paintings?" ... Read more about An experiment with perspective: Children's activity

Seeing the story Children's activity screen shot

Seeing the story: Children's activity

By looking closely at paintings we can often discover a lot more than meets the eye. Artists had the ability to tell a story without using words. Instead they use hidden symbols and clues to pass on a message to the viewer. ... Read more about Seeing the story: Children's activity