Ticketed event Free entry for members

Essential Information

Type Family fun
Date and Times 28 August, 5.30pm - 8pm
Prices £4.50 per child and accompanying adult | £6 per additional adult
National Maritime Museum → Lower Ground → Sammy Ofer Wing

Come for a right royal visit at the Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition at the National Maritime Museum at this relaxed opening for families with neurodiverse children, including those with autism and other sensory processing difficulties.

Work on your wave and come on down to meet Kings and Queens from the Tudors right up to HRH Queen Elizabeth II herself!

Explore the Tudors to Windsors exhibition as a family, looking for hidden messaging in the portraits. Take part in two different activities to make you your most regal self and to place yourself amongst the British Royal Family or pick up a family trail and explore the exhibition.

During this after-hours event, free from the hustle and bustle of regular opening hours, the exhibition lighting and sounds will be changed to reduce sensory overload. A quiet space will also be provided. For more details about the exhibition environment, please look at the visual guide provided below. 

If you have any concerns or queries, email the Learning Team at learning@rmg.co.uk 

Suitable for ages 6+


What activities will be available?

Royal Regalia

Create colourful costume out of paper, carboard and more with artist Cash. Turn craft materials into robes, ruffs, crowns and cuffs before taking a family portrait. Take your portrait away to remember your visit. 


Create your own emblem

Take inspiration from the medals in the exhibition and the symbols in the portraits to create a medal to take home. Using model magic create your own medal with a unique emblem by making marks and pressing patterns into the clay. 


Explore Tudor and Stuart clothing

Come and see the typical clothing shown in the magnificent portraits in the exhibition.

Look through and touch replica Tudor and Stuart undergarments and clothing of men, women and children, rich and poor. Learn about what fabrics they were allowed to wear according to their social status, what they used as deodorant and typical fashions of the day.

Be amazed at the numerous layers and materials worn to follow fashion.

Download the event's visual guide

Please take the time to read through the visual guide for this event.

Useful information

A portrait of a young Elizabeth II against a red backdrop

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years