Marvellous Masterpieces: Family Event Day

Visit Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh to explore beautiful paintings and take part in activities for the whole family on Saturday 7th May!

Marvellous Masterpieces: Family Event Day

About Marvellous Masterpieces: Family Event Day

Put yourself in the picture -
Take inspiration from the portraits you see around you in the Gallery before picking your props to pose as a masterpiece.

Make a masterpiece -
Discover some of the techniques used by famous artists to create masterpieces. Take your sketch book for a walk around the gallery and create a masterpiece of your own.

Masterpieces family trail -
Explore the Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibition with the help of a fun family trail. Can you find the paintings in the Gallery and complete the activities?

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