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

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. ... Read more about Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing

Learning Resources

Design a Crown Activity

Download the activity and design your own crown - what colours and jewels would you use on your crown?

 

 
 
 

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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