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National Portrait Gallery

Address: St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Phone Number: 020 7306 0055
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Ranked #36 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This world-famous museum houses portraits of noted Britons from the Tudors to the present day.
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This world-famous museum houses portraits of noted Britons from the Tudors to the present day.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Brilliant! It is based on 'Who Are You' Channel 4 programmes. The portraits were in appropriate galleries with other exhibits of a similar type rather than all together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

saw many good paintings. And spent a good half day there. It was open. And free was good compliment for all tourists.run into some art classes doing class there, listening to teacher.s talk was Nice opportunity to learn more about art.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

On this occasion we were visiting specifically to view the William Morris exhibition, "Anarchy and Beauty", which not only shows items and portraits associated with his life, but explores what has happened to Socialism and the Arts and Crafts movement since, and therefore part of his considerable legacy. It is an enormous subject, and the exhibition can only show part... More 

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The gallery is one of my favourite places in London. This visit I saw a fabulous exhibition of the Tudors.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, the clever way it was displayed meant you got to see a great deal of art that you may not have seen which is on permanent display.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I have never been there in my previous visits to London. It was always in a shadow of the National Gallery. But this place is great. Lots to see. Not as crowded as some other places in London, too. They had "Tudors" exhibition which was wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Saw some very nice paintings and some not so ..Painting of Simone Weston was very large and was painted in his" dark days" hence the colours but was very like him.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

An old very known small museum near trafalgar. Very interesting changing exhibitions . Look up what's on . Great for short visit on rainy London days .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I could have spent hours there (if I had the time!). I enjoyed meandering through the different art periods through the years. Glancing at the political faces to the scientific to the literary figures. A great mix of portraits - my favourite being those on display from the wonderfully talented artist Christian Hook.

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Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Far more to see than one visit can to justice to even in a couple of hours. It is quite fun eavesdropping around groups of school children and their teachers. I learned a lot!

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