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.

National and International Programmes

COMING HOME

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

National exhibitions

COMING HOME: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
COMING HOME: David Hockney
COMING HOME: Dylan Thomas
Faces of Change: Nature's Champions
COMING HOME: Tracey Emin
Coming Home: Sir Francis Drake
COMING HOME: King Richard III
COMING HOME: Stormzy
COMING HOME: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Yorkshire! Achievers, Grit and Controversy
Faces of Change: Nature's Champions
COMING HOME: William Wilberforce
BP Portrait Award 2019
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

International exhibitions

Tudors to Windsors
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Cindy Sherman
David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Beningbrough Hall

Discover the history of Beningbrough Hall including opening times, admission costs and what's on. Also download our in focus guides and find out more about the portraits on the walls.

Montacute House

Discover the history of Montacute House including opening times, admission costs and what's on. Also download our family trail and let Monty the Ram be your guide.

People, Portraits and Places

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

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