London’s Accessible Landmarks: National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has the largest collection of portraits in the world. These paintings contain figures who have shaped British history, from kings and queens to musicians and film stars. The collection includes work across multiple medias; painting, sculpture, photography and video.

The gallery always holds exhibitions and free events too, as well as a rooftop restaurant with views of the London skyline. It is free to visit the gallery.

Opening Times:

Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 21:00.

Current exhibitions:

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

The work of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing. They were born seventy years apart but both share a fascination with the self-portrait and use the self-image, through the medium of photography, to explore themes around identity and gender.

9th March – 29th May 2017

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

The first exhibition of portraits by Hodgkin, one of Britain’s leading artists. His paintings are characterised by colour, illusionistic space and sensuous brushwork. His work frequently appears entirely abstract, but a principal concern of Hodgkin’s art has been to evoke a human presence.

23rd March – 18th June 2017

Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available

Accessible Toilets

On Floor -2

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Address: St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7306 0055



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