Audio Tour for Kids & Families: An Artist's Adventure

A child standing in front of a gold-framed painting in the Gallery
© National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017.Credit

Look, listen and learn about art with this audio tour designed for kids and families.

Join eager artist Eoin as he visits the Gallery looking for inspiration for his first important painting. Led by Íde, who looks after the artworks, they encounter paintings and sculptures from different times and places – even meeting some special guests along the way! Each work of art gives Eoin ideas for his own painting, and they will get your family thinking and talking together about creating your own masterpieces. This journey through some of the highlights of the Gallery’s collection is a fun and engaging way for families of all ages to enjoy art.

How to use the audio tour

  • Listen to the introduction track below (or read a transcript of the intro)
  • Then select any artwork below to start your adventure!
  • Start in Room 14. Feel free to skip a few or spend longer at others.
  • You'll find a transcript of the audio on every page.
  • You can also enjoy this audio tour at home or in school.

Note for listeners: 

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Listen to the intro:

Start your adventure!

  • Select any artwork below to start your adventure.
  • Start in Room 14. Feel free to skip a few or spend longer at others.
  • You can also enjoy this audio tour at home or in school.

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