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, resources alongside charged workshops for Primary and Secondary school groups that support the use of portraiture across the curriculum focussing on History, Art, Literacy and Citizenship.
Bookings Now Open. We are currently receiving a high volume of calls for school bookings, if you are unable to get through please leave a voicemail stating the programme you are interested in and dates that you are interested in coming, telephone number (a direct line) and preferred time of day for us to contact you.
020 7312 2483 (Text Direct: 18001) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Boy in a Red Waistcoat, 1888-90 by Paul Cézanne. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1995.47.5
New School Group Exhibition Ticket Price
Visit Cézanne Portraits with your class this autumn for £5 per pupil/student. New discounted school group exhibition ticket price is available for school groups of 10+, visiting Mon – Fri, 10.00 – 14.00, booked + paid for at least a month in advance.
Planning a visit this summer? Please be aware that rooms 30 and 31 are currently closed for refurbishment until mid-October 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience. You can search the Collection to see what is currently on 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).
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A unique opportunity for students to meet artists associated with the National Portrait Gallery.
A project encouraging young artists with opportunities to gain insights from past BP Portrait Award artists.