The pequi tree (detail) by Simone Strijk © Simone Strijk
Seeing Me Seeing You
Our new photographic portraits activity pack features lots of fun activities to do at home. Be inspired by the portraits included in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 and try drawing, writing, role playing and taking photographs.
BP Next Generation
Learn to draw and paint portraits inspired by our artist films.
Draw and make while discovering more about the Gallery’s Collection and these brilliant people.
Read our activity book of portraits and illustrations inspired by favourite writers
My Super Heroes
Read the Gallery’s first hospital activity book, including famous sitters from our Collection
Art with Spark
Join Spark to learn to create your own portraits.
Go on an adventure through history to meet famous faces around the Gallery
3D portraits! Create 3D portraits of your family and friends
Pop Up Gallery
Create your own 3D National Portrait Gallery. Draw portraits to include in your special exhibition
Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Play our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the period and discover your inner Elizabethan!
Hospital programme supported by
Additional funding provided by DIL Trust UK
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Identify our Silhouettes
Join enthusiastic contributors who have already identified 155 sitters.
Tell us more about our Silvy sitters
Help us identify the sitters who visited Camille Silvy’s photographic studio during the 1860s.