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Hire the 17th and 18th Century Galleries

Second Floor

Spread across nine adjoining rooms, the 17th and 18th Century Galleries provide a fascinating insight into Restoration society. The layout makes it possible to have dinner for 230 to 300 guests seated through the series of rooms, or a more intimate dinner for 20 to 50 in just one room.

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Reception 400 guests
Dinner 300 guests

Hire fee

Reception from £9,250
Dinner from £13,000

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For bookings or additional details, please contact

Christina Gardener
Events Manager
Phone us 0207 321 6613 (Type Talk: 18001)
Email us [email protected]

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place London WC2H 0HE