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. Focussing on  examples of portraits from two ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

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

Learning Resources

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema

Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these inspiring Dutch Landscapes within your classroom teaching activities. ... Read more about Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet

Looking at perspective: Children's activity

Perspective is vital in artistic composition. It provides the artist with a method of capturing the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface.

Find out more about the process of perspective with our this interactive games. ... Read more about Looking at perspective: Children's activity