National Gallery

The National Gallery displays Western European painting from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. The National Gallery Collection includes work by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.

You can attend special exhibitions, lectures, guided tours and holiday events for children and adults as well as video and audio-visual programmes.


Exhibitions and events

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

Event until 07.05.2018 0:00

A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of...

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Temporary exhibition until 02.04.2018

Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting. Acquired by the National Gallery in 1842, the Arnolfini...

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

Temporary exhibition until 18.02.2018

Explore the tradition of painting in black and white from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century. Painting using predominantly black-and-white pigments...

Life drawing salon: Manet and contrast

Event on 24.11.2017 6:30

Manet's paintings were both celebrated and criticised for the use of extreme contrast. He often painted dark silhouettes against a pale background or the profile of a black suit against a white...

What lies beneath: Oil painting in black and white

Event on 25.11.2017 11:00

Artist Nick Pace leads a special oil painting workshop exploring how the traditional technique of black underpainting can help artists establish the contrast between colour tones, which plays an...

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