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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 #17 of 1,099 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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Altrincham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful building full of some wonderful masterpieces. Everywhere you go you come across Turner, Constable, Stubbs, Reuben's and many more. The only reason I didn't give a 5 is that we especially wanted to see The Hay Wain and it was out on loan.

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The structure itself is Amazing to look at. The art is from all major European periods from the likes of Picasso to Rembrandt

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Duncan Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is the main reason I came back to London... no tour bus hurry up this time, took ALL day to tour this massive collection and set aside part of the day just to sit and admire the DaVinci. Magical...

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is now free but donations are requested. There are hundreds of paintings to see and the place is a maze. Paintings are divided into eras. It was very busy and it was hard to see the whole of each picture. So my tip is either go early or late when it may be quiter.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited the National Gallery on a sunny Saturday in August- it was busy but still peaceful and relaxing. So many national treasures from every conceivable great artist- from Monet to Rembrandt. Seeing the waterlilies and also Constables the Haywain were highlights and be sure not to miss the well tucked away cartoon by Da Vinci- beautiful. Stunning building- an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

National Galery is free, so its good if you just want to see a few paintings. For example: Sunflowers. Of course, there is lots of great paintings worth of seeing, so go there iven if you have an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery collection is not huge compared tot the Hermitage, the Louvre, the Vatican museum or even the Prado, but it has been chosen with exquisite care. I have returned repeatedly for its excellent examples of English landscapes.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This gallery is one of the better ones I have ever been to. It's nowhere near as crowded as the Louvre or many others. The staff is friendly and helpful. Entry is technically free but you are encouraged to donate 4£. There is free wifi throughout as well. It is not a huge gallery but there you will find Renoir,... More

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice museum to wander around with our children. They enjoyed it very much and the fact that it's for free is nice for big families.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I regularly visit here. A world class collection of paintings. You could lose yourself for days here. Make sure you see the Van Gough's and Monet's- superb!

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