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.

What are the Gallery's opening times?

The Gallery is open every day of the year except 24-26 December. It is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and open to 21:00 on Fridays. Opening times for the restaurant, cafe, Archive and Library and last admission to exhibitions can be found online.

Closing commences at 17.50 and 20.50. Mondays - Floors 1 and 2 open at 11:00. Ticket Desk closes/last admission to paying exhibitions 45 minutes or 1 hour before Gallery closes (see exhibition pages here for more details).

Opening hours