The National Gallery Trafalgar Square

Type:Museums & Galleries

Trafalgar Square, London, London, WC2N 5DN

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The National Gallery, in the centre of London, houses one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. It tells the story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.

On the 10th of May 2024 we come together and start our celebration of the National Gallery’s Bicentenary - 200 years of bringing people and paintings together. For the entire year, we'll celebrate our past and look forward to our future with a year-long festival of art, creativity and imagination which sets the tone for our third century.

There are over 2,300 paintings including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. All major traditions of Western European painting are represented in the collection.

Alongside the magnificent collection, there’s also a world-class programme of exhibitions to enjoy. From ticketed blockbuster shows in the Spring and Autumn, to year-round free exhibitions, there are plenty of ways to make a visit to the National Gallery even more memorable.

*We have one dedicated disabled parking bay which is available for Blue Badge users. This bay require pre-booking*

Guide Prices

General admission is FREE.
Exhibition ticket and concessionary fees apply.



  • Accessible Lift
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Steps at the entrance but all gallery spaces are accessible.
  • Autism Friendly
  • Changing Places Toilet
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Cloakroom
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Blue badge only

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted - In most places
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Groups Accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is a parking space on Orange Street for Blue Badge holders only. Please book in advance by calling 020 7747 2885.

There are designated parking bays on St Martin's Street. Please phone Westminster Parking Information Service on 020 7823 4567 for more information.

Public car parks are available nearby in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

Public Transport Directions

Plan your journey via the TFL website.



  • British Sign Language Introduction

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00

* Closed 24–26 December and 1 January