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Does my 10% discount in the Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Cafe apply to a bill that includes non Member meals/drinks?

Only named Members are entitled to use their Membership card to receive a 10% discount in the Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Cafe. In addition to a Member, the discount can be applied to a bill for up to a maximum of 6 people, when the Member is paying for the bill.


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Artist and sitter interviews

Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.

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Sleeping Awake

Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.

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