London, England

National Gallery

The National Gallery is a famed art museum in the heart of London. It boasts a distinguished collection that includes Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks, Michelangelo’s Manchester Madonna and Rubens’ Judgment of Paris.

Historic and celebrated

The National Gallery was born when the British Government purchased a private collection comprising 38 paintings in 1824. From thereon, the Gallery has grown to an impressive institution that not only has a permanent exhibit of over 2300 paintings but also plays a significant role in the art scene in London.

Situated right across the famed Trafalgar Square, the National Museum counts among the most visited museums in the world alongside the Louvre and the British Museum.

Classic Collection

Admittedly, the collection is not as large as other comparable museums in Europe but it does cover a wide scope of paintings from 13th century to the 1900s. The paintings themselves are housed in spacious halls that are aimed at offering wide access to visitors and even a few benches for the art enthusiasts. Visitors can also enjoy the Gallery’s paintings via audio tours and themed trails.

The Gallery also offers visitors with dining options – National Dining Rooms, National Café and Espresso Bar. The Gallery’s three shops sell specialist books, art prints, stationery, jewellery and are a treasure trove for souvenirs.

Handy Tip:

  • The Gallery conducts 60-minute guided tours every day at 11:30 am and 02:30 pm.