National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

National Portrait Gallery

St Martins Place  Trafalgar Square


Founded in 1856 to exhibit portraits of the famous in British history and culture. Subjects include poets and princesses, statesmen and sportsmen, artists and actresses, explorers and astronomers.

Current Exhibitions Lucian Freud Portraits 9 February - 27 May 2012 Wolfson and Ground Floor Lerner Galleries

BP Portrait Award 2012 21 June - 23 September 2012 Admission free The BP Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world.



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Admission: Free (except certain special exhibitions)
Times: Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
Thu-Fri 10:00am-9:00pm
Tube Leicester Square/Charing Cross
National Portrait Gallery
St Martins Place
Trafalgar Square
London WC2H OHE

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