Step inside and clear your mind
More than ever people are looking for ways to escape the stresses of modern life. According to a study conducted by the Art Fund in 2018, those who said they regularly visited museums and galleries, to learn new things or for a moment of quiet contemplation, tended to feel much more satisfied with their lives. Yet only 6% of us regularly take advantage of our national art collections.
At the National Portrait Gallery we offer the perfect setting, along with a host of events, that encourage those much needed moments of contemplation, relaxation and escape.
Explore our events programme, from Portrait of the Day talks, lunchtime lectures through to drop in drawing sessions, we have a wide range of events that will ignite creativity and thought, whilst promoting a mindful experience.
Life Drawing Classes
Portrait of the Day
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.