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.

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.