The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years




Who is The Queen and what does she do?
New for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012

Interactive talk and role play
Links to History, Literacy (speaking and listening)

What are The Queen’s favourite hobbies and how would it feel to wear her Coronation robe and crown?  How do we tell if she is at the Castle and what does she do to make someone a knight? Children find the answers to these and many other questions in our lively hands-on session exploring The Queen’s life and work across six decades.

Duration: 40 minute session

Location: The Moat Room

Session times:  10:30 (lunch 12:45);  11:30 (lunch 12:30); 12:30 (lunch 11:45)

Available: Wednesday and Thursday from 22 February 2012

Maximum per session: 60 children






Putting you in the picture

Interactive talk, role play and art workshop - New for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012
Links to Art & Design, History

This exciting new session uses two Royal portraits in the Garter Throne Room at the Castle to bring to life the only two sovereigns in British history to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. 

By investigating the Coronation portrait of The Queen, children learn about her role as Head of State through observation and role play, while the Garter portrait of Queen Victoria is the focus for exploring one of the many important ceremonies The Queen performs each year: the dubbing of a Knight of the Garter.

A practical art workshop in front of the paintings is included in the session, with art materials provided and a souvenir postcard of the Coronation portrait for each child.

Duration: 1 hour session

Location: The State Apartments

Session time: On arrival

Available: Tuesday from 21 February

Maximum per session: 30 children (2 back-to-back one-hour sessions available each for 15 children)