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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Business and hire

Venue hire

Everything that you need to know in order to hire out the Gallery for your special event.

Copyright and Re-use

Information about licensing images, copyright research, Intellectual Property Rights and Creators' Rights.

Filming at the Gallery

The Gallery welcomes all pre-booked filming including feature films, dramas, documentaries, interviews, photographic shoots and student projects.


Catalogues and books promoting Gallery exhibitions and portraiture, focussing on fine art, photography, history and biography.

Collection loans

Borrowing portraits from the Gallery as part of our commitment to give access to the collections to as wide an audience as possible.

Eat, Drink & Shop

Unwind at the café, roof top restaurant, as well as a variety of products and prints available from Gallery Gift shop and Bookshop.