Getting to the Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place



General enquiries
020 7306 0055

Opening hours

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

Closing commences at 17.50 and 20.50

Entry to the Gallery is Free

Free WiFi available

Eat. Drink. Shop.

Unwind at the café, roof top restaurant, as well as a variety of products and prints available from Gallery Gift shop and Bookshop

Floor Plans

Explore the Gallery with the help of clickable floor plans linked to exhibitions, temporary displays and room by room listings of portraits on display.

What's On

See all current and forthcoming exhibitions and displays, as well as our extensive events programme.

Portrait Explorer

Explore the Collection using the interactive touch-screens to create your own tours, watch interviews with artists and sitters, and discover more about your favourite portraits and special exhibitions.

Audio Guide

Featuring commentary on over 300 portraits on display in the Gallery, as well as film and exclusive interviews with artists and sitters.

Portrait Printer

Visitors to the Gallery and visitors online, can choose from over 100,000 portraits from our collections and purchase beautifully rich and detailed digital prints using our Portrait Printer service.

Gallery Apps

Designed to be your perfect companion, whether you are visiting the Gallery or browsing content elsewhere.

Group Visits

The Gallery offer a wider range of tours to meet your group’s requirements. Whether your group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore an exhibition or take a highlights tour of the Collection.


The Gallery offers a wide range of accessible events for adults, young people and children.

Access facilities and resources

Access events

Language guides

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RoomTemporary closures

Rooms 30 and 31 will be closed for refurbishment from 18 April until mid-October 2017. Find out more

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Room 16 will be closed from 16.30

Thursday 8 June 2017
Rooms 23 and 33 will be closed from 16.30-19.00

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Room 32 will be closed from 14.30-18.30

Friday 23 June 2017
Rooms 40 and 41 will be closed from 17.15-19.30

Monday 10 July 2017
Room 32 will be closed from 14.30-18.30

We apologise for any inconvenience caused