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Virtual Gallery rooms

Immerse yourself online using your computer, laptop or mobile and explore a selection of rooms at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Room 1: Tudor Galleries

Tudor Galleries

Covering early English kings, and the Tudor period, from 1485 through the reign of Henry VIII to his death in 1547 and his succession.

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Room 5: 17th Century Galleries

17th Century Galleries

The seventeenth century was a period of huge civil and political disruption, it was also a time of great achievements in science and the arts.

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Room 14: 18th Century Galleries

18th Century Galleries

A series of connecting rooms that provide a fascinating insight into Restoration society.

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Room 22: Victorian Galleries

Victorian Galleries

Covering the long reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901.

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Room 20: Weldon Galleries

Weldon Galleries

The Weldon Galleries on the top floor encompassing the Regency under King George IV and up to the death of King William IV in 1837.

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Room 36: Lerner Galleries

Lerner Galleries

The Lerner Galleries area mix contemporary displays and temporary exhibitions and displays.

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Ondaatje Wing Main Hall

Main Hall

Designed by Sir Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones, The Ondaatje Wing was opened on 4 May 2000 by HM The Queen.

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Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.

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