Queen's House closure

Visitor notice: On Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 December, the Great Hall, Tulip Stairs and some ground floor rooms will be closed. The rest of the house and galleries remain open including the Armada Portrait. Find out more about the Armada Portrait

Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject: 
Art
Location: 
Queen's House
Session times: 
Tuesdays at 10.15 and 12.30
Session price: 
£60 (up to 30 students)

How do artists portray the personality, power and position of a person in a single portrait?

Children will explore the various elements which make up a portrait, starting with expression. We go on to investigate how selection of pose, costume and background impact on the interpretation and meaning of portraits.

Towards the end of the session children take part in performance activities and create photographic portraits to take back to school.

This session can be adapted for Key Stages 1 and 2. Sessions last 90 minutes.

Please bring cameras/tablets to capture to record your classes activities. 

PDF iconPortraits session outline KS1

PDF iconPortraits session outline KS2

Book a session

Sessions cannot be booked online, this is always done via an email or phone enquiry in the first instance. To book a visit telephone 020 8312 6608 or e-mail bookings@rmg.co.uk 
 

Complete an exciting day of activities by choosing up to two of the following free options when you make your booking:

Great Map

Children’s Galleries

Museum Trail

Complete your day with a world trip on the Great Map.

Hoist the sails and fire a cannon at pesky pirates in our children's galleries:

KS1 - Ahoy! (0-7 years)

KS2 - All Hands children's gallery

Provided free with a pre-booked session. Please download and print if making an independent self-led visit with your class. 

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