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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery in London

The National Portrait gallery, located near the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square,is home to a massive collection of around 11,000 portraits. It was opened in 1856 and was the first of its kind then. The gallery was moved to Trafalgar Square in 1896.









The Portrait gallery houses portraits of famous British men and women. The ever growing collection includes paintings, photographs,caricatures, sculptures and paper art. Some items are displayed on a rotating basis to avoid deterioration of the works.







You will find all kinds of portraits - classified by year (Tudor, Elizabethan, Civil War, Georgian, Victoria, 20th century and Contemporary). 

Opening times
- Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
- On Mondays the first and second floors open at 11:00
- On Thursdays and Fridays open until 9 pm

Access to the gallery is free. Tickets applicable for some exhibitions though.

For general enquiries and information about the gallery contact
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place,
London, WC2H 0HE
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055

The nearest tube stations to the portrait gallery are - Leicester Square and Charing Cross.
Do visit it if you are in Central London.

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