Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

National Gallery

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About National Gallery

Founded in 1824, this is the national collection and houses over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

It is among the most visited art museums in the world.

Apart from the main collections, there are regular exhibitions, talks and daily tours of the galleries.
 

Address

National Gallery,
Trafalgar Square,
London,
WC2N 5DN

Ticket prices

Most of the main gallery is free to visit, although some of their larger temporary exhibitions can have charges.

Prices last checked June 2023.

Link to National Gallery's website

Opening Hours

The National Gallery is open every day from 10am to 6pm, and late on Fridays until 9pm.

It is usually closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January

Opening hours last checked June 2023.

Accessibility

The galleries are fully accessible with lifts to all floors. There are accessible toilets near the main entrance.

For disabled parking, there is some limited parking by the gallery - and you need to contact them in advance to secure a place.

The Gallery offers British Sign Language-interpreted talks on paintings for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and art sessions for visitors who are blind and partially sighted.

What's the nearest railway station to National Gallery

The nearest station is London Charing Cross station which is 0.1 miles away.

News

National Gallery to exhibit Van Gogh’s original Sunflowers triptych layout

Jun
06
2024

Decades of pollution removed from the National Gallery’s facade

Jun
05
2024

Large light show filling Trafalgar Square tonight for the National Gallery’s 200th birthday

May
10
2024

Murder, Mystery, and Masterpiece: Caravaggio’s last painting arrives in London

Apr
18
2024

Bimetallic coin to mark the National Gallery’s bicentenary

Apr
18
2024

Jools Holland and a free light show to mark the National Gallery’s 200th birthday

Apr
11
2024

National Gallery acquires Poussin’s ‘Eucharist’ in time for Easter

Mar
22
2024

Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth shortlist unveiled

Feb
19
2024

Saxon London remains found under the National Gallery

Feb
06
2024

The Radiant Resurrection: National Gallery shines light on Pesellino’s Renaissance masterpieces

Dec
05
2023

Reunion of pastels and oils: Two complementary paintings by Jean-Etienne Liotard reunited after 250 years apart

Nov
28
2023

Frans Hals at the National Gallery: A deep dive into the world of moustaches, smiles, and lace

Oct
10
2023

National Gallery offering £1 tickets for its Frans Hals exhibition

Aug
14
2023

Paula Rego’s enchanting mural finds a temporary home in the National Gallery

Aug
02
2023

From Riches to Rags: National Gallery’s free exhibition highlights the life and suffering of St Francis of Assisi

Jun
14
2023

National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England

Jun
06
2023

The National Gallery is digging a tunnel next to Trafalgar Square

Apr
21
2023

National Gallery puts Cavallino’s Saint Bartholomew on public display

Apr
07
2023

Nalini Malani subverts the Old Masters into a huge video display

Mar
27
2023

The Ugly Duchess is shown off at the National Gallery

Mar
16
2023

Rediscover Lucian Freud at the National Gallery

Dec
29
2022

Restored painting of the Nativity by Piero goes on display at the National Gallery

Dec
01
2022

Two Turner paintings in London for the first time in over a century

Nov
08
2022

More News from the archive

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

The Last Caravaggio
The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610, lent by the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, will be displayed alongside another late work by the Italian artist from the National Gallery Collection, Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist, about 1609–10.
The Last Caravaggio
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Ends on Sun 21st July
2024-04-18
2024-07-21
Discover Degas & Miss La La
Degas’s 'Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando' takes centre stage in this exhibition that sheds light on this work with newly discovered information about the painting and its sitter.
Discover Degas & Miss La La
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Ends on Sun 1st September
2024-06-06
2024-09-01

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Hockney and Piero: A Longer Look
Two masterpieces by David Hockney that feature reproductions of Piero della Francesca’s The Baptism of Christ are displayed alongside the original Renaissance painting.
Open from Thu 8th August to Sun 27th October
Hockney and Piero: A Longer Look
2024-08-08
2024-10-27
Parmigianino: The Vision of Saint Jerome
The National Gallery celebrates the first public display in a decade, following conservation, of a masterpiece of Italian Mannerism, Parmigianino’s Madonna and Child with Saints
Open from Thu 5th December to Sun 9th March 2025
Parmigianino: The Vision of Saint Jerome
2024-12-05
2025-03-09

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