Our annual free open weekend is back! A fantastic opportunity to bring the whole family to the Gallery for free, see our spring exhibitions and take part in creative activities for all ages.

Free admission and activities


Spotlight Talks

10.30am - 4.30pm, Gallery-wide
Join 15 minute Spotlight Talks on key works from the Gallery's permanent collection including by Edward Burra, Michael Andrews, John Minton and one of our new Lucian Freud works, rarely seen in public before. Spotlight Talks timetable for Saturday 20 May.


FREE All Day Family Activity: Represent Your Family

All ages, Studio
Get creative with your whole family and work together to create a large scale artwork showing your family's world in bright, bold colours, inspired by R.B. Kitaj's ‘The Architects' (1981). Children must be accompanied by adults.


Stories from the Archive

11am. All ages, limited spaces (First come first served -register with Reception on arrival), Library
Delve into the Pallant House Gallery Library and Archives with the Librarian and the Collections Manager and explore archive materials relating to the Gallery's collections of Modern British Art.


A Closer Look at ‘The Woodcut: From Durer to Now'

1pm. All ages, limited spaces (First come first served -register with Reception on arrival), De'Longhi Print Room
Curious about how we put together an exhibition? Join our Collections Manager and Assistant Curator as they reveal how they put together our display, ‘The Woodcut: From Durer to Now' and to see preparatory works produced by artists in the exhibition drawn from the Gallery's print archive.


DIY Sculptures

Pick up a DIY Sculpture at the Welcome Desk and make your own 3D sculpture by bending, tearing, ripping and shaping a piece of card. Share what you make with Gallery staff before you leave!


Art Card

Pick up our new Art Card resource and take a closer look at a Barbara Hepworth sculpture from our collection.


Free coffee

Thanks to our headline sponsor De'Longhi, free coffee is being served all weekend in Room 11.