The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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How to book

Advance booking recommended.

See both our special photography exhibitions this spring by booking a joint ticket with Hoppé online now

See both exhibitions for only £12 (£11/£10 concessions) simply add a ticket for Ida Kar when you book your Hoppé tickets online or in person at the Gallery

By phone

Call 020 7907 7079 (transaction fee applies)

Phone tickets can be purchased up to 18.00 on the day before your visit

In person

Tickets can be purchased (subject to availability) from the Information Desk in the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall


Gift Aid tickets
Gift Aid Adult £3.30
Gift Aid Senior £2.75

If you are a UK taxpayer and give a minimum of an extra 10% per ticket through the Gift Aid scheme, we can reclaim the tax you have already paid on the earnings with which you purchased your ticket.

The donation of 10% is voluntary but if you donate we are able to claim Gift Aid on the full amount, not just the 10%.

Your donation will help us to acquire outstanding portraits for our Collection.

Standard tickets
Admission £3
Concessions £2.50 and £2

Children 12–18 years, Senior Citizens, Registered Unemployed, Students, Disabled people with one carer.  Art Fund members 50% discount.

Admission is free with no need to pre-book – Join today

Free admission

Gallery Supporters and children under 12 years in family groups.

Senior Citizen Offer
Every Wednesday during the exhibition visitors aged 60 years and over can see the exhibition for only £2.00.

Groups of 10 or more: Adults £2.50 each, Senior Citizens, £2.00 each, Students – in organised groups with lecturers – £1.50 each (minimum two weeks advance booking required, no booking fee). Call 020 7312 2483.