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About the 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.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

National Gallery,
Trafalgar Square,
London,
WC2N 5DN

Link to National Gallery's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years.
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
2021-07-22
2021-10-31
Poussin and the Dance
Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance.
Poussin and the Dance
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Ends on Sun 2nd January 2022
2021-10-09
2022-01-02

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of colour in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings.
Open from Fri 10th December to Mon 18th April 2022
Kehinde Wiley
2021-12-10
2022-04-18
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
A once-in-a-century opportunity to see this iconic painting in the UK.
Open from Tue 25th January 2022 to Sun 15th May 2022
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
2022-01-25
2022-05-15
 

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to National Gallery

The nearest station is London Charing Cross which is 0.2 miles away.


National Gallery - Latest News

Science and art at the National Gallery’s Copernicus exhibition
Science and art at the National Gallery’s Copernicus exhibition

A painting of the Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus is currently on display in the UK for the first time ever.

Gainsborough’s Blue Boy returns to London next year
Gainsborough’s Blue Boy returns to London next year

A century after it was sold to an American railway tycoon, one of Thomas Gainsborough’s most famous paintings will return to London for a short exhibition.

Rubens masterpieces reunited for the first time in 200 years
Rubens masterpieces reunited for the first time in 200 years

For the first time in 200 years, two great master paintings will be reunited and go on display in London.

National Gallery planning 200th anniversary overhaul
National Gallery planning 200th anniversary overhaul

The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is straining to cope with double the number of visitors it was designed for, and it looking for a 200th-anniversary upgrade.

Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery
Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery

It’s quite something to put in an exhibition that before it opens garners more articles about the cost of the entry ticket. But that’s the Money in Monet.

A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery
A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

The National Gallery has given over space to a British born artist, who is best known for his sweeping, somewhat chocolate box landscapes of rural America.

 

Recent exhibitions

Explore the influence of one of art’s most infamous and revolutionary figures.
2016-10-12
2017-01-15
Two outstanding masterpieces by Spanish painter Maíno, on display in the UK for the first time
2016-09-28
2017-01-29
This exhibition explores Impressionism in an Australian context – closely related to yet entirely distinct from its European counterparts.
2016-12-07
2017-03-26
See the shortlisted proposals for Trafalgar Square's 2018 and 2020 Fourth Plinth commissions
2017-01-19
2017-03-26
See Cagnacci’s masterpiece, on view in the UK for the first time in over thirty years
2017-02-15
2017-05-21
Learn about the artistic relationship between two great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo, from the 1510s through to the 1540s.
2017-03-15
2017-06-15

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