The National Gallery

Established in 1824, the National Gallery is an art museum located in Trafalgar Square in London. The museum is currently home to more than 2,300 paintings which date from the mid-13th century to around 1900. It is one of the most visited art museums in the entire world, receiving around 5.9 million visitors annually, and people can get inside free of charge.

The National Gallery is backed with quite a colourful history. Its collections have been moved from one place to another and its present building, which is the third to house the National Gallery, was designed from 1832 to 1838 by William Wilkins. The Wilkins’ building faced a lack of space thus the establishment of the Tate Gallery for British art back in 1897. The most important addition to the National Gallery is the Sainsbury Wing, built in 1991, which currently houses collections of Renaissance paintings. Among the most notable displays in the museum are Sunflowers by Van Gogh, The Ambassadors by Holbein and The Virgin of the Rocks by Da Vinci, among many others.

Besides this arts museum, there are seventy-one more arts museums listed in London. There's also one hundred and ninety-four attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of The National Gallery on the map bellow. Use the Direction tab to find driving directions to this arts museum. If you need any other information on The National Gallery that is not listed here, please call 020 7747 2885 or visit their website.

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Opening Hours Everyday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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