The National Gallery
This imposing building houses some of the most important artwork in the world. This is The National Gallery
The National Gallery is a phenomenal iconic institution in the heart of London. The National Gallery specialises in the Western European tradition covering the 13th -19th centuries. A total of around 600 staff are employed. This is essential as there is so much to cover. From keeping the paintings in pristine condition, organize exhibitions and talks, running the shop and assist the general public.
Before attending the gallery you can look at collections online by going to the ‘collection overview.’ Each century is clearly defined, giving a brief summary of key artists and examples of their paintings, eg: 1640, Rembrandt. ‘Self Portrait at the Age of 34.’ You can examine and download images before the excitement of viewing the originals. This is brilliant for students and people who enjoy art, giving their visit a more defined purpose. At the same time, you can check whether your chosen paintings are currently on display.
Types of courses offered cover ‘Stories of Art 1500-1600, ‘Pre-Raphaelite Inspirations’ and ‘The Art of Tranquility’ which sounds current as mindfulness has grown in popularity. You can take part in discussions and attend workshops where you are taught to draw.
- Trafalgar Square
Opening and Closing Hours
- Monday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM