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Nick Park

(1958-), Producer and Director of animated films

Download and print at home

Follow the instructions to make your own playdough. Be sure to have an adult with you because you will need to use a hot pan. Make your own creatures inspired by Nick Park’s famous characters Wallace and Gromit.

More to make and do

Activities for different age ranges.

Under 5s

Playdough Fun

6-8 years

Toy Stories

9-11 years


12 years +

Small-scale Drawings


Explore Nick Park in our Collection
Find out about Nick Park’s animation company

Family Activities: Playful Portraits

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.

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