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Temporary closure of the Gallery from 18 March

In line with UK Government guidance, the Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Gallery again soon. In the meantime, please stay in touch on social media and sign up to our e-newsletter for the latest information and updates as we continue to share remarkable portraits and stories from our Collection and critically acclaimed exhibitions online.

Pre-booked tickets

If you’ve booked a ticket for an exhibition or event we will be in contact. Please be aware that due to reduced staffing levels there may be a delay in responding to enquiries or processing refunds or exchanges.

As a charity, your ticket purchase directly supports the work of the Gallery. If you are unable to re-arrange your visit it would make a huge difference to us if you would consider turning your ticket purchase into a donation to help support us during this difficult time.

For ticket enquiries please contact [email protected]
For membership enquiries please contact: [email protected]
For schools or learning enquiries please contact [email protected]
For venue hire enquiries please contact [email protected]