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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest collection of Tudor and Elizabethan paintings in the world. Become more familiar with them by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family! View and find out more about all the portraits used in the game.

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Scientific techniques

Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.

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Subjects and themes

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Black History Month

Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.

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A Picture of Health

Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.

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