Please note that demand for tickets is extremely high. We appreciate your patience and thank you for your interest in the National Portrait Gallery.
Advance booking is recommended. Please note that the exhibition is very popular so if you are booking via the phone or online some days have sold out, however, there is availability towards the end of the exhibition run in May 2012. If a date does not appear on the online booking page this day has sold out.
The exhibition will be open until midnight on 24, 25 and 26 May. Book tickets online or via the phone – see details below. The Portrait Restaurant will also be open extra late, taking dinner booking until 21.30.
The exhibition is open until 21.00 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Advance tickets are available online or via the phone – see details below.
Call 0844 248 5033 (transaction fee applies). Can be purchased up to 18.00 on the day before your visit.
Advance tickets can be purchased (subject to availability) from the Ticket Desk in the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall with no booking fee. The Gallery opens at 10.00. Please note there may be a queue.
At least 500 tickets will be available for walk-in visitors from the Gallery on the day. These tickets are for available timeslots on that day, tickets for timeslots are allocated on a first, come first served basis. The Gallery opens at 10.00. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Please note there may be a queue.
National Portrait Gallery Members get free, immediate access to exhibitions with no need to book or queue. Simply show your Membership card at the exhibition entrance.
You can join online and your confirmation email and relevant identification will entitle you to free entry to the exhibition when you present them at the Membership Desk, or you can join in person at the Gallery and benefit on the day.
Full price £15.40 Concessions £14.30 and £13.20 + The ticket price includes a voluntary Gift Aid donation of 10% above the standard ticket price. If you donate we are able to claim Gift Aid on the full amount, not just the 10%. Your donation will help us to acquire outstanding portraits for our Collection.
Full price £14 Senior Citizens £13 Concessions £12 Children 12–18 years, Registered Unemployed, Students, Disabled people (with free entry for one carer). National Art Pass holders 50% discount.
Gallery Supporters and children under 12 years in family groups. Family groups please note that the exhibition includes images of male and female nudity.
Single Membership from just ￡40 for the first year
Gallery Membership offers a range of exclusive benefits: free and unlimited entry to exhibitions, special exhibition previews and private views, regular newsletters and 10% discount in the Gallery Shops, Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café. Membership also makes a unique and personal gift. Join online now or call 020 7321 6281 or 020 7312 2404.
Every Wednesday during the exhibition visitors aged 60 years and over can see the exhibition for only £12.
Book online for the first ticket time slot of the day and get two for one on full price tickets. Available Monday to Friday only.
Groups of 10 or more: Adults ￡13 each, Senior Citizens ￡12.50 each. To book call 0844 847 7625.
Students from schools, colleges and universities in organised groups of 10 or more – ￡11.50 each (Monday – Wednesday 10.00 – 13.00, ￡9.00 each). Minimum two weeks advance booking required, no booking fee, call 020 7312 2483.
Find out more about group tours for cultural, educational and membership organisations.
Please note that large bags are not allowed into the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition. Please use the cloakroom facility on Floor -2.