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Type Family fun
Queen's House → Ground floor → Orangery & South Parlours
Date and Times Tuesdays across the Summer Holidays | 10.30am, 12.00pm, 14.00pm, 15.30pm
Prices Free | £1 booking fee (non-refundable)

A Royal in Your Own Style!

Dive into a royal world! Families can come and give space to their creativity, inspired by the Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition. From regalia to royal costumes across the ages, discover royalty and recreate it with a touch of your own style!

All ages and abilities

(source of a little girl wearing a paper crown with feathers picture)

Please Note: Free tickets. £1 non-refundable booking fee is applicable to bookings online and over the phone. We have implemented a booking fee to ensure that people only book free tickets if they are able to attend sessions. This is will allow as many families as possible to enjoy our activities.

Families are welcome to pop along on the day to see if there are any spaces available. 

Create your own fancy outfit

Date: 27 July 2021

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

With all the family, create your own outrageous outfits inspired by the portraits in the Tudors to Windsor’s Exhibition, joining an exciting workshop lead by artist Hannah.


How to make a fun 3D collage portrait

Date: 3 August 2021 

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

Bring everyone along to a fun 3D collage portraits workshop run by artist Jeanine, with bright fancy fabrics, recycling and thread. A creative way of being eco-friendly, inspired by the Museum's Special Exhibition.


Strike a pose!

Date: 10 August 2021 

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

Strike a pose with artist Jenny! Find out how fun it can be looking at the different poses that are in the Museum's Special Exhibition and, together with your family, draw your own power pose and fill your silhouette with words and images, colouring in the things that are important to you.  


A magic weather picture

Date: 17 August 2021

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

Join artist Rosie in a workshop all about the weather! Inspired by the Ditchley portrait, discover the symbolism of the weather in portraits, creating a series of pictures depicting different weather. At the end of the session you can have fun using your magic pictures as backgrounds for your own portrait photos, choosing weather that reflects your mood or family.


Fabulous fancy frames

Date: 24 August 2021 

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

Discover how to make fabulous fancy frames with artist Ling. Inspired by the elaborate frames in the collection, create your own frame designed with your family! At the end of the session, take your frame away with you and use them to strike a pose!


Modest, grandiose or fashionable?

Date: 31 August

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

Are you modest, grandiose, fashionable? Can you create a headpiece or a neck piece to portray yourself as a monarch today inspired by the Special Exhibition? As a family, get creative and think about what material would you use and what would you include to tell us a new story, joining artist Jenny’s workshop.

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Summer Holidays - A Royal in Your Own Style!

National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Exposure: Lives at Sea exhibition
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
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