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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
44 20 7747 2885
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Ranked #14 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and... more » Owner description: The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free. The National Gallery's permanent collection spans the period from about 1250 to 1900 and consists of Western European paintings. « less
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Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Surprising how beautiful the gallery is even when the entry is free. It is fresh and modern in some parts, and quite antique but nice in other parts of the gallery. The works of art presented are in a very good condition and can be photographed except if they is a sign. The temporary exposition are very nice too. All... More

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bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

my daughter and I were really pleased with this guide of the use of colour. very well targeted for the range of others on this tour

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great gallery showcasing many artworks from the world's great artists. Easy to navigate, free to enter and located just off Trafalgar Square. Something for everyone from art lover to novice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The wealth of collection at the National Gallery is the most amazing in the world. To see art treasures so near and all for free, is a shame if you do not make an effort to visit it.

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Flushing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to the national gallery, bit will not be my last. To start with the building is art on it's own and some of the paintings are out of this world. I would say if you want to do it properly it will take you around 3 hours.

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Corner Brook, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We saw 3 Van Gogh's. They were awesome and it was totally free. The gift shop was amazing and I would definitely do it again.

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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

To be honest, it has been sometime since I have visited the Gallery. What is extremely annoying is the begging culture that the gallery has deemed necessary. This hits you right up the face as you enter the gallery, there were to "Heavies standing at each end of the begging box" this was very intimidating! on each floor you had... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are particularly interested in paintings, then this is the place to visit while in London. As most museums it is free, resourceful, clean and of course very busy. One advice: when we visited in mid-July photography was not permitted. However, we were told that the museum management has decided to allow it on a trial basis to see... More

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

if your in london, make the time to schedule this in to go see as it is pretty good, lots of stuff to look at

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Morelia, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's one of the biggest museums I've gone to, and it's free, they have a lot of art in it. There's nothing more perfect than that.

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