Regular Free Family Drop In Workshops, Selected Saturdays 12.00-15.00


Join us for regular weekend family workshops, where we invite families to be creative and learn together, alongside artists, illustrators and designers. Explore Somerset House and our exhibitions and displays though an exciting range of activities, from painting and model-making to fashion design and animation. Each workshop is designed to inspire and encourage creative discovery, and spark fresh activities to try at home.

Here's what people have been saying about our workshops:

Allowed children to be very creative... Great quality materials.

Excellent staff - encouraging and creative.

Super activities.

A fantastic day out!

Free Drop In Family Workshop: Tintin Frame by Frame
Saturday, 12 December 2015, 12.00-15.00
South Wing, Free For families with accompanied children aged 6-12 years

Spot the difference between Somerset House and Captain Haddock's Mansion Marlinspike Hall! We tour the tales of Tintin, peer through the windows and knock on the doors, in a day of art and design discovery. In association with the exhibition of Tintin: Hergé's Masterpiece. Free for families with accompanied children, aged 6-12 years.

Free Drop In Family Workshop: Data Vis' for Kids
Saturday, 9 January 2015, 12.00-15.00
South Wing, Free For families with accompanied children aged 6-12 years

Take a data detox this January with Adam and Tobias of Graphic Digital Agency. Wise up to what we bring to the world both on and off screen, in an afternoon of delightfully data themed activity. This workshop is led in association with the upcoming exhibition Big Bang DataFree for families with accompanied children aged 6-12 years.

Ben Uri Gallery presents: Family Passport
Saturday 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November and 12 December 2015, 12.00-16.00
South Wing, Free
For families with accompanied children aged 6-12 years

We'll be hosting a number of family drop-in workshops exploring identity and migration through art and digital media to celebrate the Out of Chaos exhibition at the Inigo Rooms, East Wing, King’s College London. Participants will be encouraged to make a family memento and to be part of a wider art project with Digital Artist in Residence Edwin Mingard.

Ben Uri Gallery workshops are available on the second Saturday of each month, for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Father Thames: The Bearded River God
Activity Sheet

The spirit of the River Thames runs through Somerset House, in fact the river used to flow directly into the building before Victoria Embankment was built. When entering the building via the Great Arch you can see Somerset House’s unofficial mascot: Father Thames, London’s own watery guardian, overseeing the river from its source all the way through London to where the river meets the sea.
Click here to download our ather Thames Activity Sheet
Suitable for families with children aged 6-12years.

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