Higher Education group visits

The National Portrait Gallery’s Heinz Archive and Library welcomes group visits by students in higher education. We can provide free inductions for groups of between 10 and 15 students at a time. Group visits usually last about an hour and are based in the Public Study Room.

Sessions are tailored to undergraduate and postgraduate course needs, in discussion with course tutors, but generally they include an overview of the work of the Gallery and the role of the Archive and Library; introductions to textual and visual resources for the study of portraiture and of portrait resources for historical research purposes; and advice on using the catalogues, finding aids, online resources and facilities of the Archive and Library. Visits led by tutors and supported by Archive and Library staff are also welcome.

Academic course visits should be booked in advance with a minimum of 6-8 weeks notice by contacting the Head of Archive and Library (e-mail: archive@npg.org.uk or archiveenquiry@npg,org.uk).