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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I have just joined as a Member and want to visit an exhibition today. Is the Membership valid straight away?

Yes, Membership is valid from the moment of purchase. If you have joined on site, you will be given a temporary Membership card which can be used for immediate entry into the exhibition. If you have joined online, you will receive a confirmation email, which you can print off and use as proof of Membership. You will be able to collect a temporary card from the ticket desk upon your arrival at the Gallery.

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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