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Family Resources

Explore the Gallery together and create your own 3D portrait; your own 3D portrait Gallery and have your own sketch book to draw what inspires you in the Gallery. Our exciting, free family trails can be picked up from FAB and the Information Desk.


Come and pick from a range of FREE trails to help families explore the Gallery. Collect yours and use it in the Gallery to learn more about portraits.

Pop-Up Gallery

Create your own 3d gallery and fill with drawing for a special exhibition. Available from the Family Activity Base at weekends and during school holidays. Suitable for all ages


Draw, doodle and sketch your way around the Gallery with your free special drawing book. Suitable for all ages.


Talking Heads

Come and collect our exciting resource for families called Talking Heads. Create your own 3D portrait head, taking inspiration from portraits in our Collection.



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.

Test your skill

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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