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National Gallery

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about National Gallery.

National Gallery features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

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


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

National Gallery features in these preplanned City Guides: