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 much is the collection worth?

The Government does not take out commercial insurance for its own property and the National Portrait Gallery, as a public institution, follows this policy. For this reason, there is no need to value the collection and so it is not possible to say how much it is worth.