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The National Gallery – Art Gallery School Trips & Educational Workshops London

Location(s)Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

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Plan a school visit

Come and explore the National Gallery Collection with your school, where a team of skilled Gallery Educators will help you to get more from your visit.

Catering for pupils aged 4 to 18, our fun, interactive Gallery sessions aim to bring the paintings alive to all children, by facilitating them to make connections: to look, think and imagine.

Making a booking

Bookings can only be made via email. To request a booking form, please email us using the contact form below at least six weeks (and up to one term) in advance.

Please make sure you have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of date and a time frame for your visit ready.

For other enquiries, please phone 020 7747 2424. During busy periods you may need to leave a message. Please rest assured that we will return your call by the end of the following working day.

Sandwich rooms are available to book on request in 30 minute slots.

You will receive an email confirmation as soon as your booking has been made. Please check the details carefully.

Visiting a charging exhibition

To book tickets for a group of six or more, please visit the Gallery or email for more information.

Groups need to book at least one week ahead of their visit.

To see a list of our full exhibitions please visit our website.

Talking paintings tours for Key Stages 3–5

Bring National Gallery paintings to life with a themed tour delivered by a Gallery educator (free for UK schools)

Talking paintings

Time in the Gallery will be spent discovering paintings that demonstrate the breadth of the collection in terms of time, subject, and technique.

Students will explore changes in painting techniques, styles and subject matter and consider how to look at and understand works of art. They will be encouraged to discuss the paintings in a lively and critical way. 

Pupils will see a maximum of three paintings as part of their facilitated visit (please note that we cannot guarantee that you and your students will see a requested painting as part of your guided visit).


Availability & How to Book

We are ready to organise your special event for you and answer any queries you may have.

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