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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 #5 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

this a a must do in `london. Allow a full day to soak up the wonder of such artwork. i was transfixed by such beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

With the comfortable seats, visitors are able to take a break while walking in the museums. A lot of variety of pics!

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great works of art, such as Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Van gogh, and Rembrandt. What disturbed me were the rude, and noisy children and adults. I appreciate great art and was always taught to whisper and be respectful. I truly wish the guards and staff would consider telling people to please respect others and be quiet. The gift shop was great,... More 

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teesside england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Very good .Paintings dont particually interest me but the talant of some folk are astonishing where others have alot to be desired.But worth a visit.

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Sao Luis, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A great neo-classical building which houses countless paintings of different styles and periods and renowned masterpieces. The museum is really well organized and it will be easy to navigate with a map. Do not miss it, it’s absolutely a ‘’must’’.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Just loved it, the religious paintings were amazing. It's also free to go in, there is so much to see and it's wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The national gallery is a beautiful iconic gallery. I did not like how some of the paintings in the exhibit were hung, as it felt like a bit of a treasure hunt to find the paintings to match the numbers in the guide. However, the crowds were generally low around the pictures so maybe that is why. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Some of the greatest art in the world is here, and the admission is gratis- although I suggest a small donation near the front if you are able! Van Gogh, Renoir, Bellini, Caravaggio, Cézanne, da Vinci, Seurat....the list is mind boggling as is the museum itself. Just fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Our nation contains many superb art collections and the National is but one. Stand under the portico and enjoy the view of London over Trafalgar Square before entering. Do not attempt to spend hours; dip in to what you really want to see and save the rest for another day. Avoid the cafe, it is overcrowded and overpriced. Many better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Dislike: too many to see and not enough time! Like: amazing place to spend at least a full day with so many masterpieces! You could choose between different options to explore the gallery, from audio guide, tours,etc.

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