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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection: Dame Sally Davies, Sir Paul Nurse and Mary Seacole. Find out more about the life and work of these inspirational sitters from our collection, whilst learning together, making and having fun.

Dame Sally Davies

Sir Paul Nurse

Mary Seacole

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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

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Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

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Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

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