Exhibition 2012


Tickets £3
Concessions £2

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Free admission for Gallery Supporters and children under 12 years in family groups. National Art Pass holders 50% discount.

Exhibition Lectures for Groups

Your group can discover more about this year’s Prize with an illustrated lecture by an expert art historian in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre followed by time to explore the exhibition.

£17.50 per person, including exhibition ticket.

To book and discuss your requirements, call 020 7312 2483 or email [email protected].
To ensure we can fulfil your requirements we recommend booking as early as possible.

Find out more on our Group Tours offer for cultural, educational and membership organisations including our exclusive Bespoke Tours and Collection Tours here.

Opening Hours

Daily 10.00-18.00
Closure commences at 17.50
Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00
Closure commences at 20.50

Last admission to the exhibition is 45 minutes before the Gallery closes.

The Gallery is closed 24 – 26 December 2014

Eating and Drinking

The roof-top Portrait Restaurant with stunning views over the London skyline is open every day, hours vary. Please follow the link for details or call 020 7312 2490.

The Portrait Cafe serves a selection of homemade sandwiches, pastries, fresh soup and refreshments. Closes one hour before the Gallery.

Getting to the Gallery

  • Map (Print Version)

London Underground (tube):
Leicester Square/Charing Cross
Rail: Charing Cross
Buses to Trafalgar Square
Shop entrance in St Martin’s Place

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE
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Jamila as her mum Olivia from the series The Inheritance Project
by Hayley Benoit, 2013 © Hayley Benoit