From mermaids to incredible journeys, take part in fun storytelling workshops for all the family


This February half-term, bring your little ones to a fantastic storytelling workshop and discover incredible facts about the Queen’s House architecture, characters and collections.

Monday 14th February - Mistress Babbington 
Meet Mistress Babbington, in charge of the running of the Queen's House after The Restoration in 1660, discover the history of the building and how life looked like living in the Royal House back in the days. 

Wednesday 16th February - The Parting Cheer Storytelling
Join Olivia's storytelling sessions inspired by The Parting Cheer, a large-scale painting on display in the Queen's House. Created by artist Henry Nelson O'Neil in 1861, the painting address topics such as emigration.

Through role-play and folklore, as well as history and art history, you and your family can explore an exciting narrative and spot lots of hidden details in the painting!

Friday 18th February - Sea Maidens Storytelling
Come and explore mermaids in this interactive, sensory storytelling run by storyteller Dani. Inspired by Evelyn De Morgan's painting The Sea Maidens, which is on display in the Queen's House, the session will take you on an adventure with these mythical creatures. During the workshop, you will find out why the mermaid is a symbol used by the transgender community.

* Drop in session for all ages and abilities

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  • Children welcome

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  • Smoking not allowed


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Type:Half Term Event

Queen's House, Ground Floor Great Hall, Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
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