National Gallery

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General Information

The National Gallery in Westminster’s Trafalgar Square in Central London is a museum that displays art. The museum has a collection that extends past 2300 pieces that date from 13th century to the start of the 20th.

The museum was founded in 1824. The building the museum is housed in was built between 1831 and 1838, it is a ‘Grade I’ listed building and is also known as the William Wilkins building, after its architect William Wilkins. The museum has some of the best paintings in the world and some of the most well-known, such as ‘Sunflower’ which was painted by Vincent Van Gogh and ‘The Entombment’ by Michelangelo. The extensive collection of paintings cover many genres, it is thought that there is a painting for everyone in terms of interest.

Getting there

The Museum is situated in Westminster and Trafalgar square not far from other sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster; so is easily accessible on foot if taking in a few sights in the area. Otherwise, the London Underground/train service is one of the best ways to get to the museum with ‘Charing Cross’ and ‘Leicester Square’ being the closest stations.

Opening Times and Admission

Entry to the main gallery is free of charge and audio tours available to visitors.

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Posted: 6 Dec 2018, 12:42



Impressive collection


A beautiful building on trafalgar square and a very good art gallery. The gallery has an extensive collection and some of its collection is some of the world's most expensive art. It is well worth a visit considering it is free.

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