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.

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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