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.

Current and future Photographic exhibitions and displays

Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the search term Photographs Collection: Display

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

7 November 2019 - 16 February 2020
Tickets without donation: £6
Concessions without donation: £5

£3 tickets for under 25s on Fridays
£3 tickets for concessions and over 60s Monday - Wednesday 10:00-11:00am

Free for Members and Patrons

Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.


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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

12 March - 7 June 2020
Porter Plus
Tickets without donation: £17-20
£5 tickets
Every Friday £5 tickets are available to anyone aged under 25. Proof of age will be required.
Free for Members and Patrons

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


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Displays (3)

3 displays matching the search term Photographs Collection: Display

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

26 July 2019 - 1 June 2020
Room 18, Floor 2
Free

This display marks the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, a tragic event which is part of the unfolding story of the development of civil rights and democracy.


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Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

5 October 2019 - 1 June 2020
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

Alongside contemporary musicians and politicians, the display includes women photographers, BAME artists and sitters, and members of the LGBTQ community, highlighting the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to represent diversity.


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Indian Nobility in Britain

Indian Nobility in Britain

6 April - 15 December 2019
Room 31 showcase, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates the interlinked history between India and Britain in the early years of the twentieth century.


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