A painting of the Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus is currently on display in the UK for the first time ever.
About the National GalleryFounded 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.
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Exhibitions open at the moment
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years.
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Sun, 31st October
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.
10am to 6pm
Ends on Sun 2nd January 2022
Exhibitions opening soon
Free 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
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
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