Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery’s programmes for schools
Bring your class face-to-face with people past and present who contribute to the rich identity and diversity of British history, art and culture. Our engaging Gallery sessions use portraiture to inspire learning across the curriculum helping pupils and students learn about their own identity, British society and their place within it.
National Portrait Gallery Learning offers a wide range of free education tours, workshops and resources for Primary and Secondary school groups that support the use of portraiture across the curriculum focussing on History, Art, Literacy and Citizenship .
Queen Mary I
by Master John
Interested in visiting The Real Tudors special display as a self-guided group?
Please ensure you book your visit in advance specifically stating that you intend to visit The Real Tudors display. Please read the guidelines for self-guided groups visiting the display here
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Come to the Gallery and use our Portrait Explorer resource to research and plan your lessons. Discover inspirational sitters and significant individuals who can bring your teaching to life.
Image banner: Photograph Marysa Dowling ©National Portrait Gallery, London
Data Protection Act 1998: The National Portrait Gallery may take photographs of participants as part of standard gallery sessions. All images will be held securely by the Learning Department. In some cases, these images may be used to publicise the Gallery's services (on the website; promotional leaflets; displays etc.). Under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998 you have the right to object to the use of your image for the above purpose. If further information is needed please telephone the Education Department on 020 7312 2483 (BT's Text Direct: 18001).
WebQuests: Interactive resources for schools from nine national museums. New Henry VIII webquest for KS3
A project encouraging young artists with opportunities to gain insights from past BP Portrait Award artists.