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Popular Prints of Victoria and Albert

Past display archive
10 September 2005 - 29 January 2006

Room 24 showcase


This display focuses on popular prints of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert from the time of their wedding in 1840. During the following decade there was a proliferation of images that celebrated the domestic and family life of the royal couple. These prints signify a growing affection for the monarchy during this period.

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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