National Gallery

National Gallery, London: Hours, Address, National Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

National Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $8.28
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 2 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
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504pamela
3 contributions
Jan 2022
This is an absolute must for anyone interested in the Northern Renaissance. The diaries show a very human side with very modern concerns e.g. finding a grey hair and moaning about it.
Written January 21, 2022
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Antonya M
Sutton, UK8 contributions
Dec 2021
Lovely day out with friends if you appreciate art this is the right place. Good space to walk, variety of things to see
Written January 21, 2022
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Christina W
Illinois198 contributions
Jan 2022
Amazing collection of art. Allow at least 2 or 3 hours to get through and fully appreciate all on display.
Written January 18, 2022
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femme37
United Kingdom42 contributions
Jan 2022
Very good well worth a visit and its free! Expect to spend at least 2 hours viewing the paintings. The descriptions are very well written.
Written January 14, 2022
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VICKY D
1 contribution
Jan 2022
My 10 year olds review of the National Art Gallery........

"Well, there were loads of naked people to look at, and there was some posh kids there, and we knew they were posh cos they had their socks pulled up, and the toilets were amazing, best that £15 can buy" 🤣❤
Written January 13, 2022
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36sunlover
Greater London, UK48 contributions
Dec 2021
The Dürer Exhibition has been fabulously curated and there is lots to see.
We weren't able to visit at the time of our pre-booked tickets but members of staff on duty on the Bank Holiday ensured that we would gain entrance later in the day - many thanks!
Written January 9, 2022
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rizzelb
London, UK311 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
My middle daughter wanted to visit a museum and we had not been here before. My youngest 9 even enjoyed herself! The place was well organised and staff were friendly and approachable. I would advise booking a ticket beforehand, there is an optional donation but it isn’t that much. A place worth visiting.
Written January 5, 2022
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AdrianJF
Europe85 contributions
Dec 2021
Fantastic art gallery filled with a huge collection and variety of famous artistry. The fact it's free is the absolute icing on an already superb cake. Lots to see, clean, spacious.
Written January 3, 2022
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Deborah G
Greenville, SC160 contributions
Dec 2021
This museum has such an amazing collection...if you are a museum goer then don't miss this wonderful place filled with treasures all around...if you are not a museum goer...you should be!
Written January 1, 2022
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N D
Lincolnshire, UK880 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
The art is exceptional: no doubt about it. The layout is genius and the building is stunning.
The gallery is let down by organisation. You have to get your free ticket before entering. This entailed everyone standing around a QR code on the wall, completing a long form and waiting for their ticket to arrive by email.
Then you queue again to enter. Someone waves a torch inside some of your bags and finally you are allowed to enter the gallery.
Written December 29, 2021
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Hi there, thank you for your review - we're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us. We do ask visitors to pre-book their tickets before their visit, if possible. All exhibition tickets also include free entry to the general collection as well so, if you have an exhibition ticket, you don't need to book a seperate one to enter the Gallery itself. Thanks
Written January 4, 2022
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National Gallery is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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