Plunge into the world of kings, queens, explorers and mythical heroes in this interactive handling session. Using props you can touch and try on, uncover the stories depicted in the Painted Hall and have a go at developing your own adventure story as a family.

Enjoy the Painted Hall in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. There will be comfy beanbags and all materials provided.

Cost: This is a free drop-in session suitable for families with children aged 12 and under. Donations welcomed

Numbers: The session is offered on a first come, first served basis. Limited availability so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

There is lift access to the Painted Hall from College Way. A member of our friendly team will be outside the lift entrance on the day wearing a blue jacket if you need any assistance. The Upper Hall, where the activities will take place, is accessed via a further 6 steps with a handrail. If you have any questions that will help you plan your visit please contact us on:

Please note that the activity will take place at ground level only. If you would like to book to visit the Observation Deck and see our conservation project in action please click here. The Ceiling Tours are suitable for children aged 6 and over and during the summer holidays kids go free!