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National Gallery, London

Situated in Trafalgar Square the National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting from around 1250 onwards. There are masterpieces on display from Reubens, Van Gogh, Turner, Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt and many many more. These pictures belong to the public so entrance to see them is free.

Unlike other art museums such as the Louvre, The National Gallery was not formed by the nationalisation of royal or princely art collections and was started when the British government bought 36 paintings from the banker John Julius Angerstein in 1824.

For kids there are specially designed trails and these can be collected from the Information Desks.

A portable audio guide is available with commentaries on over 1,000 paintings in the collection. Highlights tour available in eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

If you are hungry the National Dining rooms were awarded Time Out’s Best British restaurant in 2007 and there is also a café and espresso bar.

Opening Times

Daily 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-9pm
1 January and 24-26 December - Closed

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Ticket Prices

Free

Disabled Facilities

All main areas are accessible by lift. When a lift is temporarily out of action, Gallery Assistants can be asked to take a visitor by another route, where possible.

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More Information

Telephone: 020 7747 2885
Email: information@ng-london.org.uk

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Information Department
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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