Small and perfectly formed, Dulwich Picture Gallery was the first purpose built gallery in the UK and boasts an impressive art collection designed to make a great day out for families in London. Immerse yourselves in the myths and legends of Italian Old Master paintings, be surprised by the bawdiness of its Dutch genre paintings, or simply giggle at the ludicrous fashion statements on show in its collection of Tudor portraiture.
The gallery also has a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, which are displayed in the old almshouses that run along the back of the gallery.
Family Activities in Dulwich Picture Gallery
The gallery provides a brilliant Family Trail, as well as free pens and pencils to keep kids engaged as they navigate their way around the collection. On Sundays, families can take part in active storytelling and interactive ArtPlay events. If you have a little Leonardo on your hands, you might want to enroll your infant in Dulwich’s pioneering educational programme ‘Mini Masterpieces’. Here babies are provided with art materials from the Sackler Art Centre and given free reign to create (a mess)! And there's also a large garden, a perfect picnic spot on sunny days for all the family.
Fun art workshops for teens
Dulwich Picture Gallery runs an inspiring monthly session, Off the Wall, which is designed to help older children and young teens engage in lively debates about art. This programme is perfect for those children who want to broaden their artistic horizons, and gain some extra-curricular insight into the history and study of art.
|What||Dulwich Picture Gallery|
|Where||Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Brixton (underground)|
|Price||££6 (£5 without donation) Senior Citizens £5 (£4 without donation) Free for unemployed, disabled, students and children under 18|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|