National Portrait Gallery - Opening hours, Address, Ticket Prices, What's On

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
22nd Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Mon
23rd Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Tues
24th Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Wed
25th Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Thur
26th Sep
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Fri
27th Sep
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Sat
28th Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

Next Week

Sun
29th Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Mon
30th Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Tues
1st Oct
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Wed
2nd Oct
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Thur
3rd Oct
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Fri
4th Oct
10:00am - 9:00pm
 
Sat
5th Oct
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

 

Exhibitions Opening Soon

£20  
This exhibition explores the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.
(Open 12th Mar 2020 to 7th Jun 2020)
£20  
The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years.
(Open 27th Feb 2020 to 28th Jun 2020)
Free  
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day.
(Open 3rd Oct 2019 to 5th Jan 2020)
£20  
This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art.
(Open 17th Oct 2019 to 26th Jan 2020)

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2. Canada House Gallery
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