“Conversation is the currency of family learning”

Minda Borun, Franklin Institute Science Museum. Join us to start a conversation with your family.

At Gainsborough’s House we have a variety of free resources to engage families with our exhibitions and to foster creativity in those both young and old. We offer a range of creative activities suitable for all ages within the galleries and house and run a program of family events throughout the year. Take a look below to discover what we are currently offering.

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Family Events

We’re currently planning an exciting range of family events to start in the new year. Keep an eye on our events pages or contact learning@gainsborough.org to find out more.

In the galleries

We have lots of activities to keep families busy within the galleries, such as our postcards filled with imaginative ideas for you to explore together. Draw, play, explore, and talk using these cards designed to prompt creativity, conversation, and fun.

In our temporary exhibition, Painting Flanders, families can explore the artwork using our free family leaflet that can also be taken away and completed at home. This encourages our young visitors to think about the exhibition and what it means to them. What paintings, colours, people, and places can you find? Can you spot the tree?