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 .


NEWS

Now taking bookings for Spring and Summer term – Spaces available for free Gallery tours and talk



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Visiting the Grayson Perry: Who Are You? as a self- guided group?

Due to the anticipated crowding and the additional objects in the display interspersed within the Gallery Collection Group leaders are asked to brief their group before entering the display spaces and to facilitate their group members to view the display individually or in pairs. Sketching is not permitted in front of the objects in this display.


School Programme bookings now open  
- Book your group visit
020 7312 2483 (Text Direct: 18001) Fax: 020 7321 6662 education@npg.org.uk

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Portrait Explorer

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.

Portrait Explorer





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).