Self-guided Visits

Photograph by Christina Schek

Visit Orleans House Gallery with your class and explore our exhibitions and site in your own time with our Self-Guided Visits designed by artist Abigail Hunt.  

There are three trails available:  

  • Looking Differently: this tour includes practical and discussion-based activities to encourage exploring Orleans House Gallery both inside and outside. Students will engage with all their senses to place themselves within the different spaces, looking differently and thinking about how artworks make them feel or think. Suitable for Key Stage 1. 
  • Change and Contrast: Look closely at Orleans House Gallery with your students and consider its histories, its future, and its present. Students will use this visit to reflect on how they are connected to the gallery and find inspiration in the building and the natural environment surrounding it. Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.   
  • Place, Space and Materiality: Looking at the different spaces within Orleans House Gallery this tour encourages students to think about placing themselves as unique individuals within this fascinating location. Ideas for practical and discussion-based activities will encourage your students to take notice of the details within the architecture and the outside spaces as well as exploring the exhibitions. Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.   

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Please click below for further information about each of the self-guided visits, including curriculum links, learning objectives, and locations. 

Costs and booking: 

The self-guided visits and trails are free to use, though booking is essential as we have limited slots. Each self-guided activity resource is designed to take 1 – 1.5 hours. Activities can be completed in any order and can be shortened or expanded to suit your group.  

View the available dates for Self-Guided Visits.

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You will receive a digital copy of the trail in advance of the session and a paper one on the day.   


About our self-guided visits:  

Our self-guided visit resources have been designed by artist Abigail Hunt. Abigail is a visual artist and a freelance arts educator, who has been facilitating creative projects and creating resources for families in galleries, museums and schools for over twenty years. She has extensive experience working with early years groups, primary and secondary pupils and with teachers to develop CPD and learning resources.  

Abigail has worked with many different galleries and organisations including Orleans House Gallery, Whitechapel, Studio Voltaire, Southwark Park Gallery, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Tate Modern and Britain and A New Direction.  

Find out more about Abigail’s work here by following her on Instagram or visit her website  

Illustrator Emma Thrussell has brought Abigail’s activity to life.  Find out more about Emma and the design process.