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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Virtual Gallery: Room 29

Discover our virtual interactive experience online

Immerse yourself online using your computer, laptop or mobile and explore through this beautifully-rendered virtual tour of 2016 Room 29. Zoom in and look closely at works in our Collection from Gwen John, Aubrey Beardsley, Augustus Edwin John and many more.


Sculpture of William Shakespeare by Unknown artist in 360

Sculptures and objects in 360°

Explore our Collection of sculptures and objects from all angles

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20th Century Gallery

Virtual Gallery rooms

Explore a selection of rooms online at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Get Creative

Develop your art skills

Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.

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Hold Still

Hold Still photography workshop

Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise. 

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Draw Like a Renaissance Master

Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.

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