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

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: y ... Read more about Exploring the Royal Mews

Learning to look at Portraits

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
School subjects: 
Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design 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 Learning to look at Portraits

Learning Resources

Coaches at the Royal Mews. Photographer: Pawel Libera

Design a Carriage Activity

The Royal Mews is home to a unique collection of carriages. Download the activity and create your own carriage for a royal procession. ... Read more about Design a Carriage Activity

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