Children will discover some of our local heroes and how they helped shape the museum, local area and wider world such as Col. Spence of the 5th DLI and Robert Ropner, owner of Preston Hall and major shipbuilder during the late Victorian era.

They will explore different portraits (local and from the National Portrait Gallery, London), how to read them as sources and create work using sketching and specialist painting techniques.

The workshop lasts approximately 2 hours.

£50 per workshop (up to 30 children), plus £1.50 museum admission charge per child.

Planning a visit:

Workshop lengths vary, with price varying accordingly.

Most leave plenty of time for schools to combine led sessions with independent exploration of the Museum, especially our treasured Victorian Street.

Spaces to eat packed lunches are provided when booking led sessions.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Preston Park Museum and Grounds please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.