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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Is entry to the Gallery free?

Entry to the Gallery is free. Some major exhibitions are ticketed, to defray the substantial costs of mounting them.

Join as a supporter and you can enjoy free entry to all ticketed exhibitions and concessionary rate on the events programme.

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