National Gallery

The National Gallery is a world-renowned iconic art museum founded in 1824 in London and is amongst the most visited art museums in the world. With a presence of nearly 200 years, this eminent museum has accumulated a vast permanent collection of 2,300 magnificent paintings dating from the 13th century to early 20th, showcasing the works of celebrated artists from late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French Impressionists.



  • Witness the diverse, magnificent and mesmerizing collection of paintings by iconic and illustrious artists from all over the world for a breathtaking experience free of cost.
  • An exceptional art museum, the splendid collection includes incredible paintings by Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Titian, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, Rembrandt, Monet, Seurat, Caravaggio, Nicolas Poussin, Hans Holbein the Younger and many other legends. 
  • Walk through the collection of dazzling work by legendary artists and learn about the various paintings on display with the aid of a free audio guide or indulge in a personal tour guide. 


Recommended For

  • Ardent art aficionados 



  • General admission tickets include access to all exhibitions on view, multimedia guides and daily 2pm guided tour.



Immerse yourself in the enthralling world of art as you view the brilliant and spectacular masterpieces from legendary artists from all over the world:


13th to 15th century Paintings

13th to 15th century paintings are late medieval pictures of religious significance made for altars in churches or for private devotion. Many have exquisitely decorated gold-leaf backgrounds. In the 15th century, portraits and scenes from ancient history and mythology increased in importance.

Some of the works on display are by artists: Duccio, Uccello, van Eyck, Lippi, Mantegna, Botticelli, Dürer, Memling and Bellini.


16th Century

The leading artists of this period were portraitists who were highly prized and pictures of ancient history and mythology became almost as important as Christian subjects. Paintings were appreciated for their artistry as much as for their subject matter, and often placed in specially created galleries.

Some of the works on display are by artists: Leonardo, Cranach, Michelangelo, Raphael, Holbein, Bruegel, Bronzino, Titian and Veronese.


17th Century

While some artists of this period looked to the art of the past for inspiration, they always imparted their own style, from the flamboyant to the austere.  In the Netherlands, specialist painters of still life’s, landscapes and scenes of everyday life – from elegant social gatherings to lively scenes in taverns enjoyed great popularity.

Some of the works showcased are by artists: Caravaggio, Rubens, Poussin, Van Dyck, Velazquez, Claude, Rembrandt, Cuyp and Vermeer.


18th – early 20th Century

Although the production of grand paintings for churches and palaces continued, it became more common for artists to paint smaller works that were exhibited and sold through art dealers and public exhibitions. In the 19th century, art movements emerged, as did the idea of the independent artist who rebelled against the official art establishment.

The works include pieces by artists: Canaletto, Goya, Turner, Constable, Ingres, Degas, Cézanne, Monet and Van Gogh.

The National Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the world. This selection of 30 highlights includes some of the Gallery's best-loved works:

  • A Young Woman standing at a Virginal by Johannes Vermeer
  • Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian
  • Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) by Paul Cézanne
  • Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat
  • Bathers at La Grenouillère by Claude Monet
  • Doge Leonardo Loredan by Giovanni Bellini
  • Equestrian Portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck
  • Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame by François-Hubert Drouais
  • Madame Moitessier by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  • Mr and Mrs Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough
  • Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens
  • Seaport with the Embarkation of Saint Ursula by Claude
  • Self Portrait at the Age of 34 by Rembrandt
  • Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
  • The Adoration of the Kings by Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
  • The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger
  • The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck
  • The Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francesca
  • The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello
  • The Entombment (or Christ being carried to his Tomb) by Michelangelo
  • The Fighting Temeraire by Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • The Hay Wain by John Constable
  • The Madonna of the Pinks ('La Madonna dei Garofani') by Raphael
  • The Stonemason's Yard by Canaletto
  • The Supper at Emmaus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
  • The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus') by Diego Velázquez
  • The Virgin of the Rocks from Panels from the S. Francesco Altarpiece Milan by Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Wilton Diptych by English or French
  • Venus and Mars by Sandro Botticelli 
  • Whistlejacket by George Stubbs.

The museum also has a series of ongoing exhibitions and upcoming shows for visitors to view. Some are free while others are paid admission. The entire National Gallery collection is also available to view online.

Explore the impressive collection through a numerous options of free self guided audio tours available in 10 languages or a free guided personal tour at 11:00 am Monday - Friday with certified art historians that lead visitors through the collection in an hour-long engaging and informative tour.  



  • Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK



  • Saturday–Thursday: 10:00 am–18:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 21:00 pm



  • Free Admission and Guided Tour


Interesting Facts about The National Gallery

  • The marvelous National Gallery, London attracts approximately 4 to 5 million visitors yearly.
  • The National Gallery at London is ranked 7th in the world in terms of popularity.
  • Inside the National Gallery, you can see the well-built statues of King James II and the American President George Washington. The latter one is known to be a present from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the National Gallery in the year 1921. Gallery also houses many collections of the kings of Roman Empire and Greek legends.
  • Before the outbreak of WWII, the paintings were evacuated to various locations in Wales, incorporating Penrhyn Castle and the university colleges of Bangor and Aberystwyth.


How to get to The National Gallery

By Tube and Train

The nearest stations are Charing Cross (National Rail, Northern, and Bakerloo lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) are also nearby.


By Bus

Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square.


By River

The nearest pier is Embankment.



  • Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK,-0.1304877,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487604ce176ac979:0x42af85654e23a0b4!8m2!3d51.508929!4d-0.128299?hl=en-IN&authuser=0

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