National Gallery houses one of the world's best collections of western European art. You can find larger collections at other galleries, but the roughly 2,300 paintings here comprehensively cover major art movements from the 13th to the 19th centuries. You'll encounter numerous important works, such as Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, and Constable's The Haywain. Take a floor plan as soon as you enter the gallery, and consider picking up a free audio guide that explains the significance of the works you'll see. A handful of different themes are available, including the Collection Tour, which provides commentary on more than 1,000 works, and a 60-minute tour of the highlights. The British public owns the art in the permanent exhibit, so admission is free. Temporary exhibits, however, have fees. The gallery also offers three venues for food and drink. Plan to see National Gallery and other attractions that appeal to you using our London holiday maker app.
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Tours to National Gallery
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Duration: 2 days
$169 BOOK WITH VIATOR British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
$239 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour, Highlights of The National Gallery, popular with families
Duration: 2 hours
$169 BOOK WITH VIATOR British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
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Duration: 6 to 10 hours
$30 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tootbus London by Night: Sightseeing Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
National Gallery reviews
I absolutely loved it. The on-site guides are knowledgeable and kind. I appreciated how they suggested additional works of art based on my particular interests. It was well worth my time to visit. There is so much material on the free access floors, but I would gladly make a donation on a regular basis or pay for the special exhibits. The description of the paintings was much more robust and engaging than other museums I visited.
Great gallery friendly staff and very well maintained. 3 gift shops, nice cafe and bathrooms. The main gallery is free to enter and well worth it. You can get a map for 2 pounds or just take a pic of the wall mounted map.
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