Ben Uri is a family friendly gallery. Children are very welcome to come along and view the exhibitions (though large groups of children must be pre-booked).
We run a programme of events to enable families to explore the exhibitions together.
We run family art workshops to explore the art and artists and learn about and celebrate important Jewish Festivals, such as Purim and Sukkot. Previous events have included making collage landscapes, mini suitcases and Purim masks.
Children of all ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult throughout the visit.
Take part in our centenary celebrations by joining us at our family-friendly events and workshops, supported by Ben Uri’s award-winning learning departments.
You can also keep up to date with our current events by joining our mailing list and on Facebook and Twitter.
Can’t get to the gallery?
Download our free resources below filled with engaging activities for ages 5-11 and entertain the kids this weekend!
Josef Herman Mini Memory Suitcase
Artist Josef Herman travelled from city to city throughout his life, from Warsaw to Glasgow to Ystradgynlais, a small village in Wales, producing beautiful paintings and drawings wherever he went.
Lots of his work focuses on memories, of places he went, people he met and stories he heard. Now you can make an artist’s suitcase of your own, to remember people, places and special memories!
Download Josef Herman Activity (PDF) Make a Mini Memory Suitcase
Make a collage inspired by Ludwig Blum
This project explores a painting by artist Ludwig Blum of Jerusalem, entitled Jerusalem, View from Mount Scopus towards the Valley of Jehoshaphat and explains how you can make a collage using this image as inspiration.
Download Ludwig Blum Landscape Collage (PDF)
Boris Aronson Theatre and Costume Design
Theatre designer Boris Aronson featured in a Ben Uri exhibition in 2013. He was known as an 'Avant-garde' theatre costume and stage designs and worked in Kiev and New York during the First World War and in the 1920s.
How to make a Boris Aronson theatre costume
As well as designing costumes, he was also a theatre designer. Why not try and make your own mini-theatre?
Download Boris Aronson mini-theatre instructions (PDF).