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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.

Join a special Family Weekend taking place as part of the taking place as part of the London Games Festival Character Parade. Make Minecraft or superhero-inspired costumes, build with giant Tetris blocks or check out some sword tricks from a Roman Gladiator! Find out more.


  • 10.30am-11.30am
  • 1.45pm-3.30pm

Upcoming dates:

  • 14 April

Roman London Family Day

Dive back in time as we explore Roman London through the archaeological remains found at Salters’ Hall and Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre. There will also be workshops, a guided tour and mosaic making. Book now.


  • 10.30am-12.30pm
  • 1pm-3pm

Upcoming dates:

  • 4 April

Sublime Symmetry Family Days

To celebrate London Craft Week and launch Sublime Symmetry, join Guildhall Art Gallery for two days of family activities including workshops, arts & crafts, talks and more. Inspired works of William De Morgan – one of the most gifted Victorian Ceramicists of his time – combine your artistic skill and your mathematical aptitude for a day of arts, crafts, and workshops. You’ll design your own De Morgan tile or plate, create your own symmetry by making a kaleidoscope, learn more about the exhibition with talks and tours and more.


  • TBC

Upcoming Dates:

  • 12 May
  • 13 May

Half Term Family Fun

Keep the little ones entertained this holiday with family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery. Inspired by the works in exhibition Nature Morte, create modern Still Life, or head down into the Roman Amphitheatre and find out about the foods that fuelled the Roman Empire.


  • 11am - 3pm

Upcoming dates:

  • TBC

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02 December 2016
Last Modified:
16 March 2018