Plan your visit


Admission is free. Donations welcome
There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions.

Wolfson and Learner Galleries

Free WiFi
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Opening date

Open daily 10:00-18:00
Friday until 21:00

Closing commences at 17.50 and 20.50

Opening hours

Wolfson and Learner Galleries

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place

General enquiries
020 7306 0055

Getting to the Gallery

What to See

What's On

Enjoy our exciting exhibitions, displays and events programme

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Room by room

Explore the Gallery with the help of clickable floor plans

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Family visits

Discover a range of learning activities for families. All special exhibitions are free for children under 12

More for families

Eat. Drink. Shop.

Portrait Restaurant and Bar

Seasonal fresh food and drinks, with breathtaking views of the city

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Portrait Café

A sky-lit getaway from the city bustle, enjoy our coffee and light meals

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Shopping at the Gallery

Visit our Gallery, Book and Exhibition shops today

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Facilities and Access


Find out where you can leave your coats, small bags and umbrellas

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Accessible events

View our range of events including British Sign Language tours and Picture descriptions events

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Access information

Find out how to make the most out of your visit and plan your trip in advance

More information

Become a Member

Support the Gallery and enjoy a year of free exhibitions and other fantastic benefits

Explore while you are here

Multimedia Guide

Try our multimedia guides and experience commentaries, films and exclusive interviews

Take a tour

Portrait Explorer

Digital access to 130,000 portraits

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Gallery Apps

Learn more with audio tours and themed trails

Download our Apps

Group visits

Schools and Colleges

Find out about our workshops and tours for pupils and students

Plan your visit today

Group Tours & Talks

View our wide range of options to meet your group's requirements

View tours and lectures

Temporary closures

Friday 18 January 2019
Room 20 will be closed from 12.30 - 20.30

Thursday 7 March 2019
Rooms 5 - 7 will be closed from 13.30 - 15.30

We apologise for any inconvenience caused