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London : Family and Children Tour of the National Art Gallery

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At a glance
Category: Museums & Attractions
Duration: 2 hours
Visit: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN England

This National Gallery Families Tour is based on a philosophy of slowing down, focusing on one or two works of art, developing observation and thinking skills, inspiring curiosity and wonder, and fosterring collaboration between children and adults.

The museum has one of the greatest collections of western art in the world and a wonderful repository of stories, from the magical to the everyday, from epic tales to biographies, and from the imaginary to the factual. With your guide, you will dive into the world of stories behind many artists.

On this tour your children will hear legends of the Greek and Roman gods, including Mars, the god of war, and Venus, the goddess of love and many more.

Throughout the visit, your guide will also engage with the paintings through a series of interactive children activities.

By the end of the tour, both kids and their lucky parents will have developed a deeper appreciation for the many fascinating characters and stories to be found throughout the National Gallery.

A special's children guide interactive activities
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Meeting point
Meet your guide at the Sainsbury Wing Entrance is on the north side of Trafalgar Square, near Whitcomb Street.
It has level access from Trafalgar Square. There are a large lifts with low-level controls giving access to the paintings on level 2. This entrance is most convenient for taxis and set down and pick up. It is the closest entrance to the parking bays.
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