National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
WC2H 0HE London
Venue Type: Museum

Open hours
Sun-Wed, Sat 10-6; Thu-Fri 10-9
+44 020 7321 6620
Gallery type

Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.

The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to find new ways to share the Collection through the National Programmes, as well as through this website.

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