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The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting. It has around 2,300 pictures, including 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 collection covers every European school of painting from 1260 to 1900. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.

The Gallery offers lectures, quizzes for children, educational films, guided tours, multi-lingual audio-guides and ArtStart, an interactive touch-screen information system, allows the visitor to explore the Collection by painting, artist, period or subject. Special exhibitions (admission charged for major exhibitions) 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.


Months Open: All year, seven days a week from 10am - 6pm
Late night Wednesdays until 9pm; closed on Jan 1, Good Friday and 24-26 Dec.
Discount for Groups: Yes - Groups of 12 + to paying exhibitions
Admission Price: Permanent collection: free; Special exhibitions: from £3 (student) to £7.50 (adult)
Catering: Restaurant and Café

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