Art Classes

School children drawing Topolski's paintings

Schools and Colleges

As a visual record of world events spanning the entire twentieth century, Topolski Century is ideal for visits from schools and college groups because of the range and diversity of its display and its relevance to wide areas of the National Curriculum.

What’s on offer?

Gallery-led sessions
We offer an exciting range of activity-based sessions and art workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2. All sessions are available Monday to Friday at flexible times to suit you. Please click here to see what sessions are available.

Outreach sessions
We offer sessions at your school which can be combined with a visit to the gallery if you choose.

Teachers’ resources
All gallery-led sessions are supported by resource packs.

Teachers’ network
Join our free teachers’ network by emailing and receive regular e-news and free private views.

Self-directed visits
School and college groups are welcome to visit the gallery. All visits must be booked in advance. Support materials to help you plan your visit can be found here.

Planning Your Visit

You must book in advance for all self-directed visits and gallery-led sessions by emailing with the following information:

  • Your school name, address, telephone number and email
  • The preferred date and time of your visit (all our sessions are available Monday to Friday at flexible times)
  • The number of students and adults (maximum 35 students)
  • Details of the groups’ access requirements or special educational needs.

Once you have made a booking, confirmation will be sent to the email address you have provided with the resource pack for your session.

£3 per pupil. Payment can be made either on the day or by invoice, which will be sent to the school after your visit.

Getting here
Underground: Waterloo
Rail: Waterloo/Waterloo East
Coach drop off: Coaches can drop off and pick up outside the gallery

Free travel
Schools in the Greater London area can apply for free public transport to visit the gallery with Transport for London’s School Party Scheme. For more information and to apply online please visit

Wheelchair access
Topolski Century Gallery is accessible to wheelchair users. It is at ground level throughout and a wheelchair accessible toilet is available.

Cloakroom and lunch facilities
There is provision for storing coats and bags and space for eating.