National Portrait Gallery, London


National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) aims ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’. It holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world.

NPG is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

National Portrait Gallery,

St Martin’s Place,

London,

WC2H 0HE

Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055

Text Direct: 18001 020 7306 0055

Recorded info: +44 (0)20 7312 2463

Open hours: Open daily -10:00-18:00 Thursday-Friday until 21:00

Website: http://www.npg.org.uk/

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Entry to the Gallery is Free

Contact numbers

Complaints, suggestions or praise: +44 (0)20 7321 6610

Educational group bookings: +44 (0)20 7312 2483

Event ticket queries: +44 (0)20 7306 0055

Portrait Restaurant: +44 (0)20 7312 2490

Online shop: +44 (0)20 7321 6624

Membership: +44 (0)20 7321 6283

Rights and Images: +44 (0)20 7312 2473/4/5

Press: +44 (0)20 7312 2452/6620

Website: +44 (0)20 7321 6661

Directions

1. Step-free access

  • via the Orange Street ramp entrance and the Gift Shop entrance.
  • The Heinz Archive and Library entrance is located on Orange Street opposite the ramp entrance.

2. Underground

  • Nearest stations: Charing Cross 230 metres, Leicester Square 195 metres, and Embankment 490 metres.
  • Please note these stations do not have a lift.

3. By rail

  • Charing Cross station 320 metres from the St Martin’s Place entrance.

4. Bus

  • Bus numbers 24, 29 and 176 from Trafalgar Square stop C or Charing Cross Road stop K.

5. Car, taxi or Dial-A-Ride

  • No parking facilities at the Gallery.
  • Visitors can be dropped off at the ramp entrance on Orange Street via Haymarket.
  • Transport information, contact: 0843 222 1234
  • Website: www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders: www.westminster.gov.uk/services.
  • Public car park: 0207 839 5858.

6. Bicycle parking

  • Opposite the main Gallery entrance on St Martin’s Place and behind the National Gallery’s Education Centre on Orange Street.
  • Please note: the National Portrait Gallery Cloakroom does not accept folding bicycles. Folding bicycles can be stored at Charing Cross Station Left Luggage.

Admission prices

  • Entry to the building is free of charge.
  • Ticket prices for special exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Concessionary rates for Disabled visitors and free for their carers.

Christmas and New Year’s opening hours

  • Closed from Saturday 24 December – Monday 26 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 27 December 2016.
  • Close at 18.00 on Saturday 31 December 2016.
  • Close at 18.00 on Sunday 1 January 2017.

Facilities

Free WiFi available.

Opening Hours

  Gallery,  Bookshop and  Giftshop Heinz Archive & Library Portrait Cafe’ Portrait Bar
Mon 10.00 – 18.00 Closed 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 17.00
Tues 10.00 – 18.00 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 17.00
Wed 10.00 – 18.00 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 17.00
Thur 10.00 – 21.00 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 20.00 10.00 –  22.00
Fri 10.00 – 21.00 10.00 – 17.00 10.00  – 20.00 10.00 – 22.00
Sat 10.00 – 18.00 Closed 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 22.00
Sun 10.00 – 18.00 Closed 10.00 – 17.00 10.00 – 17.00

Gallery,  Bookshop and  Giftshop:

Closing commences: 17.50 and 20.50. Mondays – Floors 1 and 2 open at 11:00.

Ticket Desk closes/last admission to paying exhibitions:  45 minutes or 1 hour before Gallery closes.

Heinz Archive & Library:

Open by appointment only.

To make an appointment, call: 020 7321 6617 (Type Talk: 18001)

Email: archive@npg.org.uk.

Portrait Bar:

Food last orders: 20.30

Drinks last orders: 21.45

Portrait Restaurant

  Days Time Last Orders
Breakfast  Mon – Sun 10:00 – 11:00 11.30
Brunch Sat – Sun 12:00 – 14:45 15.00
Lunch  Mon – Fri 12:00 – 14:45 15.00
Afternoon Tea  Mon – Sun 15:30 – 17:00 17.00
Dinner  Thurs,  Fri & Sat 17:30 – 22:00 For food  20.30,  For drinks 21.45)
Pre Theatre  Thurs,  Fri & Sat 17:30 – 18:30 18.45

 

 

 

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