The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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Corporate plan

The Gallery's current and previous visions for each period ahead and overview of the strategic objectives to make that vision a reality.

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2017-2027 2016-2019 2015-2018 2014-2017 2013-2016 2012-2015 2011-2014 2010-2013 2009-2012 2008-2011 2007-2010 2006-2009 2005-2008

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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