National Gallery London – shows the paintings from 13th century. See the painting of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Leonardo, Cranach, Duccio and Memling

National Gallery London is a home of impressive finest paintings collections in the world. These cover a huge part of history and exhibit pieces from the 13th century. Any member of society can visit the Gallery free and understand through art how our culture has developed through the years. This is the 2nd Tourist attraction after the British Museum

National Gallery history

It is originally opened in 1824 in a Pall Mall townhouse in London with just 38 paintings. It started its journey with the collections of collector Banker John Julius Angerstein. These included mostly Italian works. There was a large altarpiece by Sebastiano Del Piombo. We can see most of these pieces today.

The gallery has continued to grow over the years. It needed to accommodate its collections over various locations across London. A new gallery was opened in 1897. The majority of British artworks were transferred to this Gallery. It was later known as Tate Gallery to the name of Henry Tate. Industrialist Henry Tate donated his British Art collections to National Gallery in 1889.

National Gallery Collections

Today’s collection contains over 2,300 paintings  from altarpieces to the Impressionists. Gallery includes arts from world renowned Artists. You will see the Arts of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Leonardo, Cranach, Duccio and Memling. These are from late medieval Italy to the French Impressionists to the British Traditions.

While visiting the National Gallery, you try to see at least 30 highlights paintings like Johannes Vermeer: A Young Woman standing at a Virginal, Titian: Bacchus and Ariadne, Paul Cézanne: Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Georges Seurat: Bathers at Asnières, Claude-Oscar Monet: Bathers at La Grenouillère, Giovanni Bellini: The Doge Leonardo Loredan, Anthony van Dyck: Equestrian Portrait of Charles I, François-Hubert Drouais: Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Madame Moitessier, Thomas Gainsborough: Mr and Mrs Andrews, Peter Paul Rubens: Samson and Delilah, Claude: Seaport with the Embarkation of Saint Ursula, Rembrandt: Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers, Jan Gossaert: The Adoration of the Kings, Hans Holbein the Younger: The Ambassadors, Jan van Eyck: The Arnolfini Portrait, Piero della Francesca: The Baptism of Christ, Paolo Uccello: The Battle of San Romano, Michelangelo: The Entombment ichelangelo, Joseph Mallord William Turner: The Fighting Temeraire, John Constable: The Hay Wain, Raphael: The Madonna of the Pinks (‘La Madonna dei Garofani’), Canaletto: The Stonemason’s Yard, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: The Supper at Emmaus, Diego Velázquez: The Toilet of Venus (‘The Rokeby Venus’), Leonardo da Vinci: The Virgin of the Rocks, English or French (?): The Wilton Diptych, Sandro Botticelli: Venus and Mars, George Stubbs: Whistlejacket, George Stubbs: Whistlejacket

National Gallery London- Opening hours, admission tickets

Opening Times: Daily 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 9pm
Admission: This is a Free attraction. Access to some events are also free. They expect donations to run this Gallery smoothly.

National Gallery London- address, nearest tube, car parking

Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Telephone and Email: 020 7747 2885 Email. [email protected]
Nearest Tube, Train and Bus: Charing Cross (National Rail, Northern, and Bakerloo lines), (Northern and Piccadilly lines), Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines). Bus- Bus numbers: Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get National Gallery.
Car Parking: St Martin’s Street (Ph. 020 7823 4567), Orange Street for Blue Badge holders only (Ph. 020 7747 2590), Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square

National Gallery Exhibitions Events Shops Restaurant

There are always different types of Painting exhibitions and Workshops run in this gallery. Event calendar is always full. Visit the related website page to know what is on. You will find National Gallery Shop, Restaurant and Coffee Shop inside. Buy the books, gifts, Tickets, DVD Guide etc from here as well. For exhibition Tickets, you can also phone them (Telephone: 0800 912 6958 ). You can buy the Ticket for exhibition from online.

Download of Floor plan of National Gallery London

National Gallery Floor Plan will help you to organise your viewing. Take a print out of this floor Plan and visit. There is an arrangement for Audio Guide.

Visit the website for more information. Apart from National Gallery, you can make a plan to visit British Library, National Archives or other top attractions or museums arts galleries in London

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