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Highlights Tours

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23 May 2020, 15:00

Meet in the Main Hall



  • Talks and Lectures
Portrait of the day

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building. Our guides will take you through some key historical portraits and figures, giving a brief insight into their lives and how they influenced and helped to shape our nation as we know it.

Spaces are limited, so please turn up early to avoid any disappointment. The tours will start in the main hall at 11:00 and 15:00 and will last for approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour.