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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 opening soon

Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
This is a rare opportunity to see one of Poland’s most loved works of art.
Open from Fri 21st May to Sun 22nd August
Conversations with God - Jan Matejko’s Copernicus
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
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
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
 

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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

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.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
This exhibition explores Impressionism in an Australian context – closely related to yet entirely distinct from its European counterparts.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
See the shortlisted proposals for Trafalgar Square's 2018 and 2020 Fourth Plinth commissions
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
See Cagnacci’s masterpiece, on view in the UK for the first time in over thirty years
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
Leonardo - Experience a Masterpiece
Uncover the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Virgin of the Rocks' in this new immersive exhibition.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
Artemisia
£20  
In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings, as well as her self portraits, and recently discovered personal letters.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13

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