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Families and Community

Visit Guildhall Art Gallery to enjoy specially designed family activities.

Activities are free and do not require booking unless stated.

Art Detective Kits (self-guided)

Pick up our free Art Detective Kits from the Welcome Desk. Become a Guildhall Gallery explorer, make detective dice to discover the story behind any artwork, use the torch to hunt for clues, and collect evidence of what you see.

Family Saturday Activities

On the second Saturday of the month, join Guildhall Art Gallery for themed family activities. A revolving programme may have you heading below into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales or Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.


  • 10am-4pm

Upcoming dates:

  • 8 September
  • 13 October
  • 10 November (Lord Mayor's Show special)
  • 8 December
  • 12 January
  • 9 February

Sublime Symmetry Family Walks

In 1900 the great Victorian Artist G. F. Watts collaborated with William De Morgan to create a moving and beautiful Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice at Postman's Park in central London. The memorial commemorates those who lost their lives saving others, and can be viewed just a few minutes away from Guildhall Art Gallery. Discover more about this fascinating and emotional tribute to ordinary people and extraordinary acts of heroism and the exciting artistic collaboration between two of Victorian Britain's greatest artists

Join Sarah Hardy (De Morgan Foundation Curator), Cicely Robinson (Brice Curator, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village) and Tessa Kilgarriff, (Curatorial Fellow, Watts Gallery), on free tours starting from Guildhall Art Gallery, for family and adults audiences. FREE, just turn up


  • 11am-12noon

Upcoming Dates:

  • 8 September

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02 December 2016
Last Modified:
22 October 2018