National Portrait Gallery, London

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National Portrait Gallery, London - Address, Phone Number

Address: St.Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-2073060055

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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The National Portrait Gallery has the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. It is a very unique place dedicated to the collection of portraits from all over the world. Not just this, they also conduct widespread research on the art of portraiture.

While most of us might even be unaware of what such a field exist, this gallery is the leading institute in the field of portraiture.

For this reason, it is definitely a unique experience to add to your repertoire. There are 11000 different portraits that they own by way of having bout them or through donations of artists.

The portraits may be paintings, photographs, sketches etc. The working idea behind the gallery is to preserve the portraits of the nation’s greatest men and women as well as conduct research in the field of portraiture itself.

The collection is so varied and vast that the portraits are often lent to other museums for special displays. There is also a colossal reference Library containing 80,000 portraits. Since the entry is free it is certainly worth a visit for the sake of curiosity!

National Portrait Gallery Information

  • Exhibitions are chargeable.
  • Kindly check opening hours before visit.
  • National Gallery is close by, so you can also combine your visit.

How To reach National Portrait Gallery by Public Transport

  • Underground: Charring Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment
  • Bus: Trafalgar Square Stop C/Charring Cross Road Stop K Bus numbers 24, 29 and 176
  • Train: Charring Cross Stations

Restaurants Near National Portrait Gallery

  • Terroirs, Boyds of London
  • The Grand Indian Two

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National Portrait Gallery, London Reviews - Write a Review

  • One of my favourite galleries in London. I visit with my family several times a year and there is always something exciting to see. Today we revisited the Tudors - simply beautiful & incrediblly detailed paintings. We also enjoyed the Creative Connections Nottingham photographs for their warm social realism. A stunning space which we will go back to time and time again.

  • An amazing gallery! Free entry. It's right next to the National Gallery, and you'll want to take your time to really appreciate both. If you can get one, I'd highly recommend a guided tour. Great history showcased through great art!

  • One of my favorite museums in London! Love the spacious gallery and tastefully curated galleries. This museum is a must visit for all, no matter if you're a museum lover or not. The paintings speak to you and you'll be amazed by the huge collection of arts throughout the different centuries.

  • Amazing and full of historical inspiration. It will take a few hours to walk through as the is so much to see and take in. Well worth a visit. Completely free unless you want to make a voluntary donation.

  • One of my favourite places in London is the National portrait gallery. You can always loose yourself finding new details on portraits you have seen before. There is truly something for everyone, from old masters to new contemporary portraits. Most of the museum is free barring the travelling exhibitions. Don't miss the cafe in the basement for good coffee and decent food.

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