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National Gallery

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National Gallery features in these preplanned City Guides:

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Fascinating museum to all
  • Among the greatest art collections of the world

Time required: 100 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7747 2885

Web site: http://www.nationalgalle...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 10am - 6pm
Fridays: 10am - 7pm
Jan 1 and Dec 24-26: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Bakerloo Line: Charing Cross staion
  • Northern Line: Charing Cross staion

Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Things you need to know:

  • National Gallery exhibits around 2300 paintings
  • It was founded in 1832 with only 38 paintings
  • It is located on Trafalgar Square
  • The gallery covers periods from the early Renaissance to the impressionists (1250-1900)
  • It onws artworks from painters such as Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Rubens, Picasso
  • The museum houses one of the greatest collections of European paintings in the world

What to do there:

  • Collect a map from the audio guide desk
  • Walk around and enjoy the wonderful art work of the well known artits
  • At the end of your visit buy a print of your favorite masterpiece in the museum shop

Tips & Insights:

  • 60-minute taster tours of the collection every day at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and Fridays at 7pm for free (Sainsbury Wing Information Desk)
  • Audioguide is available for a fee of £3.50
  • The lower floor coffee shop has great interactive computers that will help you plan your day, help you find specific paintings or artists. You can also print out your plan

 

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