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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National and International Programmes

Throughout our Inspiring People project we will continue to deliver an exciting schedule of national and international programme activity.

Find out how we are still inspiring audiences


This exciting project sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.

National exhibitions

COMING HOME: Grayson Perry
Tudors to Windsors

International exhibitions

Icons and Identities
Tudors to Windsors

Explore our nationwide programme of activities

The Gallery is committed to making the national collection of British portraits available around the country through an active national programme of partnerships, events and loaned works.

Montacute House

Discover the history of Montacute House including opening times, admission costs and what's on. The House displays works from the Gallery’s 16th - 17th Century collection.


People, Portraits and Places

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Explore sitters and artists represented within our Collection and the places associated with them

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