The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of European paintings and is one of the most important picture galleries in the world. Its collection includes representatives from every European school of painting, and works by nearly all of the great masters.
The collection includes many instantly recognisable masterpieces, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks, Velázquez’s Toilet of Venus and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
The Gallery offers lectures, quizzes for children, educational films, guided tours, multi-lingual audio-guides and the Micro Gallery computer information room which allows the visitor to explore the Collection by painting, artist, period or subject.Special exhibitions (admission charges may apply) are held throughout the year and musical evenings every Wednesday. The scope of the National Gallery collection and the entertaining educational activities make the National Gallery a place to visit again and again.
Address: Trafalgar Square, WC2
Opening times: daily 10:00 – 18:00 and Wednesday until 21:00. Closed 1 January and December 24 – 26.
Admission charges: Free. Admission charges may apply to major exhibitions
For further information, visit the website: www.nationalgallery.org.uk