Opening hours and admission

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Admission prices

Entry to the building is free of charge, although there are ticket prices for special exhibitions that go on throughout the year. Disabled visitors are entitled to visit the Gallery at the Concessionary rates and their carers are admitted free of charge.

Christmas and New Year's opening hours

The Gallery will be closed from Thursday 24 December - Saturday 26 December 2015 and reopen on Sunday 27 December 2015.
The Gallery will close at 18.00 on Thursday 31 December 2015.
The Gallery will close at 21.00 on Friday 1 January 2016.

Gallery, Bookshop and Giftshop

main gallery Mon 10:00-18:00
Tues 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thur 10:00-21:00
Fri 10:00-21:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Heinz Archive & Library

main gallery Mon CLOSED
Tues 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thur 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat CLOSED
Sun CLOSED

Closing commences at 17.50 and 20.50. Mondays - Floors 1 and 2 open at 11:00. Ticket Desk closes/last admission to paying exhibitions 45 minutes or 1 hour before Gallery closes (see exhibition pages for details).

Open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please phone 020 7321 6617 (Type Talk: 18001) or email archive@npg.org.uk. Find out more

Portrait Restaurant

Located on Floor 3

main gallery Breakfast
(Last orders 11.30)

Mon-Sun

10:00-11:00
Brunch
(Last orders 15.00)
Sat-Sun 12:00-14:45
Lunch
(Last orders 15.00)
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45
Afternoon Tea
(Last orders 17.00)
Mon-Sun 15:30-17:00
Dinner
(Last orders for food 20.30,
for drinks 21.45)
Thurs, Fri & Sat 17:30-22:00
Pre Theatre
(Last orders 18.45)
Thurs, Fri & Sat 17:30-18:30

Portrait Café

Located on Floor -3

main gallery Mon 10:00-17:00
Tues 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thur 10:00-20:00
Fri 10:00-20:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

Portrait Bar

Located in the Portrait Restaurant on Floor 3

main gallery Mon 10:00-17:00
Tues 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thur 10:00-22:00*
Fri 10:00-22:00*
Sat 10:00-22:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

* Food last orders 20.30, drinks last orders 21.45

will close at 18.00 on Thursday 31 December