Visit The Lightbox gallery and museum this May half-term with a week of Jubilee-themed workshops. With a mixture of free drop-in workshops and bookable paid workshops, there is something to inspire both younger and older children alike as the natural world blossoms into summer.


Cardboard Castles © The Lightbox gallery and museum

Bookable Children’s Workshops
Advance booking required. All materials included. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For 5-7 year olds: Cardboard Castles
Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year with us and create your own castle to view your own kingdom.

Tues 31 May, 10.30am – 12.00pm
£9.50 per Child ● Accompanying adult goes free


Royal Emblem Illustration © The Lightbox gallery and museum

For 8-11 year olds: Royal Emblem Illustration
Continue to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year with us and create your own illustrated royal emblem.

Tues 31 May, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
£9.50 per Child ● Accompanying adult goes free


Crowns Workshop © The Lightbox gallery and museum

Drop-in Family Workshops
Activities are suitable for children aged 4+, all children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note that you may have to wait if the Education Studio is full.

Free Drop-in: Crowns
Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year with us and become your own member of royalty. What kingdom would you rule?

Wed 1 June, Drop-in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free Entry ● Suggested Donation £3


John Knox (1778–1845), View of the Clyde from Fairfley and Duntocher, c. 1816 The Fleming Collection.

A Window into Scottish Art: The Ingram and Fleming Collections
Additional to the workshops schedule, The Lightbox will also have two exhibitions on display during half term for families to enjoy together. In the Main Gallery, A Window into Scottish Art: The Ingram and Fleming Collections will bring together significant works from two collections that explores the history of Scottish Art. A Window into Scottish Art will shine a spotlight on the character, inspiration, and talent of Scottish artists and provoke new ways of defining their achievements.

William Crozier: Nature into Abstraction
In the Upper Gallery, William Crozier: Nature into Abstraction focuses on a remarkable series of landscape-inspired paintings produced by the Scots/Irish artist William Crozier (1930-2011) from 1959 to 1962. This was a pivotal moment in the artist’s work that captured the spirit of the emergent 1960s and established his reputation at the forefront of British art of the time.


Stretched & Fired © The Lightbox gallery and museum

Stretched & Fired at The Lightbox
Complete your visit with a trip to the family-friendly Stretched & Fired at The Lightbox. From the 25 May to the 5 June, you can enjoy this special offer of a Cream Tea for £6.00 or a traditional Afternoon Tea for £15.00. As well as traditional stone-baked pizzas, children’s lunch boxes, tempting cakes, and sweet treats

To find out more about our workshops, click here.