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Who do you think you were?

Who do you think you were?

Who do you think you were?

The reign of Elizabeth I from 1558-1603 was a time of extraordinary enterprise.

New opportunities for creativity and wealth creation in this period saw the beginning of the rise of the so-called ‘middling sort’ or middle classes. Complementing the exhibition Elizabeth I and her People, explore the reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraits of her people. Answer a few lifestyle questions about the period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

 

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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