National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Place
020 7306 0055
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Opening hours

Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00.
Last admission to the exhibition is one hour before the Gallery closes.
Exiting commences ten minutes before the closing time.

Exhibition closed to the public and Members

Please be aware the exhibition is opening exclusively to Secondary School Groups (KS3+) for Secondary Sketching Mornings, at 10.00-12.00 on 18 October, 29 November and 31 January. The Exhibition is not open to the public during this time, see further details here.

Late Shift

Late Shift offers new ways to explore the Gallery after hours and socialise after work. Every Thursday and Friday enjoy a mix of art, music, drinks, talks, drawing and history until 21.00.

Find out more about Late Shift

Getting to the Gallery


Leicester Square / Charing Cross


Charing Cross


For directions to the Gallery please click here

Orange Street Street ramp/shop entrance in St Martin's Place
Click here for more information on Access at the Gallery

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