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National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055
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Opening hours Getting to the Gallery

Before calling or emailing you might find it useful to look at our Frequently Asked Questions section. We are constantly updating this section based on feedback from visitors and place useful answers to questions within this area.

For general information and enquiries about anything related to the Gallery please use the contact form, alternatively you can phone by using the contact numbers below.

Contact numbers

Complaints, suggestions or praise +44 (0)20 7321 6610
Educational group bookings +44 (0)20 7312 2483
Event ticket queries
+44 (0)20 7306 0055
Portrait Restaurant
+44 (0)20 7312 2490
Online shop +44 (0)20 7321 6624
Membership +44 (0)20 7321 6283
Rights and Images +44 (0)20 7312 2473/4/5
Press +44 (0)20 7312 2452/6620
Website +44 (0)20 7321 6661

Other useful information

Apply for a job or internship at the National Portrait Gallery
Archive and Library enquiry services
Book exhibition tickets online
Book a table online at the Portrait Restaurant
Call for Entries - BP Portrait Award
Call for Entries - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Complaints policy
Offering a portrait to the National Portrait Gallery

Collection queries

If you wish to provide us with more information about a particular portrait, sitter or artist or you specifically require information about portraits in our collection and cannot find your answers within the Search or Explore areas of the site.

The National Portrait Gallery is not able to give valuations.

A member of the Curatorial Department is available to provide research support into British portraits on Wednesday afternoons 14:00–16:00, except during the month of August and between Christmas and the New Year. Visitors seeking opinions should report to the Reception Desk in the Gallery Offices at 39-40 Orange Street. No appointment is necessary. Enquiries to particular period specialists, or to curators specialising in photography, need to be submitted either in writing or via email with an image to the address in the box above. The National Portrait Gallery cannot accept liability for opinions they may express on objects submitted for identification or for information; neither can they give valuations or evaluate works of art created by enquiriers and is unable to provide a portfolio review service.

Freedom of Information

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