THG welcomes families and is signed up to the Family Arts Standards and the Kids in Museums Manifesto. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. As we continue to improve our service for families your views are very important to us – so please let us know if you have a good experience with us or tell us what you’d like us to improve.

Family activities accompany each exhibition. Come and enjoy our ever popular Learning Room, packed with art and craft materials to inspire budding artists. You can choose whether to take your finished artwork home or display it in the gallery.

Please visit our WHAT'S ON calendar to see what is happening on the day of your visit or sign up to our newsletter for updates.

‘It has been one of the best parts of my holiday.. astoundingly brilliant’ Family workshop participant.

'This was so fun, thousand times better than the things we do in school, I really want to come again.' Elliot (Clay workshop)

“I loved making the animation and seeing it all played back”, said Ruben, aged 9. “I thought this was a great workshop. My children have come away with smiles and they are very proud of what they created,” Ruben’s mum. (Animation workshop)



Album of images from Family Workshops


  • Celebrate 'Tree to Sea' in Beer

    Published on 3 July 2019

    This weekend as part of our Tree to Sea project, we are celebrating Beer Primary school’s week of stories, music and art! Friday 5 July, 2.30pm, Beer Jubilee - join Beer Primary school to process...

  • Easter Boxes

    Easter Family Workshops

    Published on 20 March 2019

    Join us at THG for two drop in family workshops this Easter Holidays! Inspired by the theme of paper from our current exhibition: On Paper, we will be creating Easter flowers and boxes using origami...

  • Gate to Plate

    Published on 6 July 2018

    THG are thrilled to be part of Honiton's first ever Gate to Plate event. A free, one day street market, Gate to Plate will showcase locally produced, high quality food, drink and crafts. There will...

  • Justin Quinnell workshop

    Summer Holiday Workshops at THG

    Published on 20 June 2018

    We're counting down to the Summer Holidays when we are hosting a whole programme of fun-packed family workshops and art activities! Join us for these art activities both at THG and along the East...

  • Garden party activity

    Garden Party celebrates Royal Wedding

    Published on 29 May 2018

    THG were thrilled to welcome over 300 people to their Museums at Night Garden Party on the evening of the Royal Wedding. With music from Dr. Stomp and professional stilt walkers dressed up as bride...

  • Halloween Party is a spooky success

    Published on 1 November 2017

    Over 500 visitors packed into the fun-packed after hours party at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, which included art activities as well as food, bar and a DJ and the gallery’s popular exhibition Frances...

  • Face painting

    Garden Party is blooming success

    Published on 5 June 2017

    Over 200 attended THG's garden party which remained dry despite the stormy weather during the day. The party marked the first year of their community ‘Wild Art’ garden and was part of the...

  • Handling creepy creatures with Exeter Exotics

    Halloween party is a spooktacular success

    Published on 1 November 2016

    THG celebrated the national Museums at Night festival this October with a spooktacular Halloween party. The event attracted a staggering 600 visitors who enjoyed a fun-packed evening including art...

  • Workshop with Monica Shanta Brown

    Summer Holiday Workshops

    Published on 20 August 2016

    Join us at THG for some fun art workshops this Summer Holidays for all the family! Saturday 20 August - come and print leaves with artist Penny Evans – if it’s sunny we’ll be printing in the garden!...

  • THG Takeover at Exmouth Festival

    Published on 26 April 2016

    Join THG for loads of fun art activities as we take over the Blackmore Theatre during the Exmouth Festival. Saturday 28 May: drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm - Roll up, roll up! Come and create...

  • Garden opening party

    Published on 19 April 2016

    THG will be celebrating the launch of their new community pocket park with a spectacular garden party this May. This family-friendly event is part of the national Museums at Night festival, which...

  • Disabled Access Day Logo

    THG marks Disabled Access Day with Family Workshop

    Published on 1 March 2016

    As part of the national Disabled Access Day on Saturday 12 March, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) is running a family drop in workshop from 11am to 3pm. Children and adults with disabilities are...