National Gallery admission is free, but tickets are required for the museum.
There is a charge for some of the museum's special exhibitions. Make sure to check the National Gallery website before your visit. You can purchase tickets in the gallery, online, or by telephone.
Explore the main highlight of Trafalgar Square with the tour National Gallery in London: The Best Masterpieces. Discover the history of painting and learn more about the museum's masterpieces in the company of the expert guide while listening to the in-app audio tour. Enjoy easy navigation and save time with included tickets.
Explore a real treasure of London. Discover 700 years of art history for free. The National Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of art, including the most valuable masterpieces in the world, such as Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci and Sunflowers by Van Gogh. Immerse yourself in the world of painting and travel through time while discovering artworks displayed in chronological order.
Admire unique rotating exhibitions. Take your chance to explore the special exhibitions that are famous around the world. Past examples include Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, and other influential artists. Get a fresh perspective on the works and life of internationally renowned artists and learn more about art movements and periods.
The National Gallery is open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with extended hours until 9:00 PM on Friday.
The museum is closed on 24-26 December and 1 January.
The best time to visit the National Gallery and avoid crowds is in the morning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Give yourself at least 2.5 hours to fully experience the museum's exhibits.
The National Gallery encourages visitors to book timed-entry tickets in advance. Walk-up tickets are available in the gallery, but you might need to wait in line during peak hours. You can save time by buying tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.
You can reserve the National Gallery tickets up to 60 days in advance. We recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour to get the most out of your visit.