The Queen’s Gallery offers a great day out for children. Here are some ideas to help you plan your visit.
Family activity bag
Pick up an activity bag at the entrance to the Gallery and look for sparkling gems and jewels, discover the story of Eos, Prince Albert's favourite dog, follow the clues to find stories hidden inside paintings and drawings and have a go at creating your own display of treasures.
Explore the exhibition on our interactive e-pods. You can see the works of art in amazing detail.
Discover the story behind these two very different crowns.
Mary, Queen of Scots
Find this tiny portrait of the famous Scottish Queen. You’ll have to look hard as it’s only 4.5 centimetres tall.
This Indian belt is decorated with emeralds and pearls. Imagine how heavy it would be to wear.
A very special Easter egg
This Fabergé Mosiac egg is decorated with hundreds of tiny precious stones and contains a secret hidden inside.
The Tam O'Shanter chair
Read the story of Tam's escape from a witch in Robert Burns' famous poem, engraved into this special chair.
For activities and colouring sheets to enjoy at home see the top right-hand corner of this page.
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