Art Attack

Get creative this summer in the stunning surroundings of the Painted Hall. Pick up one of our free art packs and develop your drawing skills whilst uncovering the many hidden symbols and Greek myths in the Painted Hall.Read more

Painted Hall Detectives - decode the symbols!

Use your powers of deduction to unlock the secrets of the characters that feature in the Painted Hall. Working together, try out our new trail and create your own family portrait inspired by the dramatic and colourful west wall. Read more

Sea Explorers

Step into the shoes of the sailors who used to live here in our new sensory backpack. Designed in collaboration with artist Abigail Hirsch, the backpack uses sound, touch and smell to explore life at sea. Travel back in time and awaken all your senses in this hands-on activity. Read more

Kings, Queens and Mythical Creatures

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. Read more