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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How can I find out when an event is on?

The Events calendar provides information about all current and forthcoming exhibitions and displays, as well as the next three month events programme of talks, films and events, conferences, courses and study days, family  events, Friday evening music and young people's programme.

Click in the Keyword search box and type the event title or one or more words from the title. Click on the View button to browse matching search results.

Events calendar

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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