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This major new exhibition brings together works by one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, Martin Parr. Including recognisable photographs alongside works never before exhibited it will focus on one of his most engaging subjects – people.
The exhibition will include portraits of people from around the world, with a special focus on Parr’s wry observations of Britishness, explored through a series of projects that investigate British identity today.
Spring Season 2019 sponsored by
7 March - 27 May 2019
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Fridays until 21.00
Wolfson and Lerner Galleries
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
£18-20/ £16.50-17.50 (concessions)
Alternatively please book your tickets using the authorised methods below or become a Member to enjoy free and unlimited entry to all exhibitions. You will not need to pay more than the price of Gallery Membership to see the exhibition.
By phone 020 7321 6600
Daily 10.00 – 17.30 (transaction fee applies)
In person at the Gallery
Daily 10.00 – 17.00, Fridays until 20.00
Tickets without donation £18.00/£16.50 (concessions)
Tickets with donation £20.00/£18.50 (concessions)
Concessions include: senior citizens (aged 60 and over), students, children 12–18 years, registered unemployed, disabled people (with free entry for one carer). Proof of age or status required.
Become a Member today to enjoy immediate and unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions with no need to book. In addition, Members receive an array of fantastic benefits including special exhibition previews, priority booking and a 10% discount in the Gallery Shops, Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café.
Membership starts from just £55.
Become a Member
Patrons enjoy all of the benefits of Membership as well as an exclusive events programme including opening night Private Views and curator-led tours.
Become a Patron
Gallery Members, Supporters and children under 12 years in family groups.
National Art Pass holders 50% discount
Book an Adult or Senior ticket and receive 50% off tickets for up to four children (12 – 18).
Tickets are £5 per student/pupil for groups 10+ visiting from 10.00-14.00, booking and paying at least a month in advance. Find out more. Find out more.
Special tours are available for groups, including a lecture and opportunity to explore the exhibition. For more information visit group tours.
Large print guides
Large print guides are available at the entrance of the exhibition or by speaking to a member of staff. The large print guide is also available to download as a pdf here
Are you Under 25?
Then every Friday enjoy £5 entry to Only Human: Martin Parr. Why not make an evening of it and head to our after-hours Friday Lates on until 9pm.
Enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake in our exhibition café.
A range of free and ticketed events including talks, workshops, family activities and live music complements the exhibition
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By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr's photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. This book, published by Phaidon, examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. By Philip Prodger, with an introduction by Grayson Perry.
Find an exclusive range of Martin Parr – inspired products and gifts in store and online.
Enjoy one of our exclusive ticket and dining packages from a leisurely brunch to a wine-paired three course meal in the Portrait Restaurant with its celebrated views that stretch from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square down Whitehall, to the Houses of Parliament and beyond.
Become a Member
Enjoy free and unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions with no need to book. In addition, Members receive an array of fantastic benefits including special exhibition previews, priority booking and a 10% discount in the Gallery Shops, Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café.
Membership starts from just £55. Find out more and join online today here.
Patrons enjoy all of the benefits of Membership as well as an exclusive events programme including opening night Private Views and curator-led tours. Find out more and join online today here.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
020 7306 0055
Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Fridays until 21.00
Last admission to the exhibition is one hour before the Gallery closes.
Exiting commences ten minutes before the closing time.
Enjoy a drink at the bar and music inspired by our exhibitions, join our hugely popular mass art occupation of the Gallery and explore ideas about art, culture and society with our talks programme every Friday until 21.00.
Getting to the Gallery
Leicester Square / Charing Cross
For directions to the Gallery please click here
Shop entrance in St Martin's Place, please click here for more information on Access at the Gallery
Recorded information: 020 7312 2463
We are delighted announce the winners of the #OnlyHumanNPG photography competition! Find the winning works on display in the Old Print Sales Gallery from 4 May – 4 June.
First prize: Flossie with ‘Quintessential’
Second prize: Laura with ‘Plastic Bag’
Third prize: Lucy with ‘Fruit & Veg’
21 and under
First prize: Caelo with ‘Asthmatic Ant’
Second prize: Alfie with ‘Stoned & Plastered’
Third Prize: Charlotte with ‘Mr Dickie, Gorbals’
22 and Over
First prize: Steve Tanner
Second prize: Katya Evdokimova with ‘Activist’
Third prize: Chris Frazer Smith with ‘Pat & Arthur’
To mark the final weeks of the exhibition, we have teamed up with VisitThanet to offer a lucky winner a weekend away to the Kent Coast – Martin Parr’s birth place. The exhibition may be closing - but summer has just begun, enjoy an overnight stay in the classic English seaside hotel, Walpole Bay Hotel, sample a surf lesson in Joss Bay as well as enjoying unlimited-rides at Dreamland. Make sure you also see the current exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Seaside: Photographed, featuring works by Martin Parr, whilst you are there.
Simply fill in your details below for a chance to win a weekend to Thanet for two, including:
- A one night stay for two guests at the Edwardian Walpole Bay Hotel (inclusive of
dinner, bed and breakfast) - A surf lesson for two people with Joss Bay Surf School
- Two wrist bands for Dreamland
- Travel costs to the value of £100
Closing date for the competition is Friday 31 May 2019. All entries will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will be drawn at random and notified by email by Monday 3 June 2019. The winner must claim their prize by Friday 7 June 2019 or it will be considered forfeited and another draw will take place.
Prize must be redeemed by Wednesday 31 July 2019.
Entrants must be 18 or over.
Entry is limited to one per person.
Subject to availability.
Entries made using automated competition entry systems or similar are not allowed.
The winning entrant will be chosen at random by the National Portrait Gallery from all completed and valid entries received by the closing date. The decision is final and non-negotiable.
The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of similar value at its own discretion.
The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to withdraw or amend the competition as necessary due to circumstances outside its control.
By entering the competition, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these rules.
Employees of the National Portrait Gallery and competition partners their families, agents or anyone else connected with the competition are not permitted to enter.
No cash alternative. Not transferable and non-refundable.
Unless otherwise stated, prizes do not include any personal expenditure or other incidental costs other than those agreed by the National Portrait Gallery
the National Portrait Gallery is not responsible for the safety of any persons participating in winning experiences.
The competition is run by the National Portrait Gallery Marketing Department.
The Gallery is situated at St Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE, Tel: +44 (0) 207 7306 0055.
Prize includes travel costs to the value of £100, (refunded with proof of purchase) a one night stay for two guests at Walpole Bay Hotel www.walpolebayhotel.co.uk (including dinner, bed and breakfast) a surf lesson for two people with Joss Bay Surf School www.jossbay.co.uk and two Dreamland wrist bands - terms and conditions as per the wristband section on their website. www.dreamland.co.uk. All activities subject to booking and availability, please see websites for further information.
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