Museums and Galleries
We have created and will continue to develop this page on our website so children and families have a quick guide to the wonderful variety of inspirational art and objects available in museums and galleries that can be viewed online first. If you have found more child and family friendly resources from art galleries and museums please share them with us so our families can benefit from them.
Visit the British Museum's interactive experience travel through time, across continents and between cultures to view and learn more about some of the most fascinating objects from human history. The project is a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute.
The Natural History Museum
Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Welcome to the V&A – the world's leading museum of art and design. The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design,with a collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. Explore areas of interest to you think about the simple things that you use or see every day - glasses, furniture, hats, jewellery. Somebody at sometime and somewhere sat, thought and was inspired by something to create a new design - did it work? was it useful? how did it look? Explore this collection and make up your own mind! You might even start to design things for your friends and family.
Explore our collection beyond the museum floor and find out the fascinating histories behind even the smallest objects.
National Portrait Gallery - Tudor and Jacobean Portraits
Explore the National Portrait Gallery, Tudor and Jacobean Collection: King Henry V111; Queen Elizabeth 1; Sir Francis Drake; King Charles 1 (lost his head!). Bringing art, power and history together.
National Portrait Gallery - Matching Pairs
The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest collection of Tudor and Elizabethan paintings in the world. Become more familiar with them by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family! View and find out more about all the portraits used in the game.
The National Gallery
Explore 30 of the National Galleries 'Must See' paintings. Find the paintings that inspire or interest you the most. Follow the link to view the individual painting and then the key facts. Can you remember some of the key facts? Can you create a quiz to test family and friends or create a mytery art trail by leaving clues for your family and friends to follow?
The National Gallery
The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. The National Gallery Collection contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
If you have have a little time on your hands you can explore the wider collection at the National Gallery that has been grouped by century.
The Tate Gallery
Explore this fantastically child friendly and inspirational website introducing modern art to children in fun and engaging ways.
There are X main sections each with many parts to explore:
We particularly like the 'you might like' trail. Once you follow one area, at the bottom of the page will be a range of other options to keep exploring and learning - Have fun! There are hours and hours of exploring to be had within this area of the Tate website.