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.
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Suitable for ages 6+
What activities will be available?
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.
- Tickets are available to book online and over the phone from the 1st July.
- Everyone attending will need a ticket to ensure we stay within capacity. Please ensure all adults and children within your group have a ticket.
- Your ticket will provide entry to the exhibition and the activities.
- If you are visiting the Museum during the day, you will need to leave the building when it closes at 5pm. You can re-enter for the event from 5.30pm.
- Capacity is limited for this event to ensure a relaxed and safe environment.
- If any details of the event change, this will be reflected in the visual guide above. Please do check this before visiting.
Based on current government COVID guidelines:
- Face masks must be worn during the session for those over 11 years, unless exempt.
- Families will be encouraged to wash their hands when they enter. Hand sanitiser will also be available.
- Find out how Royal Museums Greenwich are keeping visitors safe.
- If you book a ticket and can no longer attend, contact email@example.com
Government guidance can change at short notice. If you have a ticket booked for an on-site session, and we have to cancel, you will be contacted as soon as possible.