The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.


Plan your visit


Admission is free. Donations welcome
There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions.

Wolfson and Learner Galleries

Free WiFi
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Opening date

Open daily 10:00-18:00
Friday until 21:00

Closing commences at 17.50 and 20.50

Opening hours

Wolfson and Learner Galleries

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place

General enquiries
020 7306 0055

Getting to the Gallery

Temporary closures

Tuesday 20 August - Tuesday 3 September 2019
Room 4 will be closed

We apologise for any inconvenience caused