National Portrait Gallery


About the National Portrait Gallery

The gallery houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter, not that of the artist.

The collection includes photographs and caricatures as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture.

One of its best-known images is the Chandos portrait, the most famous portrait of William Shakespeare.

Address

National Portrait Gallery,
St Martin's Place,
London,
WC2H 0HE

Admission Charges

Entry is FREE

Link to National Portrait Gallery's website

National Portrait Gallery Opening Hours

This Week

Sun
18th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Mon
19th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Tues
20th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Wed
21st Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Thur
22nd Feb
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Fri
23rd Feb
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Sat
24th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

Next Week

Sun
25th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Mon
26th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Tues
27th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Wed
28th Feb
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Thur
1st Mar
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Fri
2nd Mar
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Sat
3rd Mar
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

 

Exhibitions Opening Soon

£12  
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography.
(Open 1st Mar 2018 to 20th May 2018)
£22  
This exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art,
(Open 28th Jun 2018 to 21st Oct 2018)

National Portrait Gallery Map


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