National Gallery

Row 1

Details
Trafalgar Sq
London, WC2N 5DN
+44 20 7747 2885
Art Museum
Hours
Mon–Thu, Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM Fri: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • In 2012's Skyfall, James Bond first encounters Q in Room 34 of the National Gallery as he sits admiring JMW Turners masterpiece "The Fighting Temeraire"
  • Walk back to Trafalgar Square and join the free 60-minute taster tour at the National Gallery (nationalgallery.org.uk), which houses the superb collection of 600 years of Western European art.
  • The gallery opened in 1824 to exhibit 38 paintings purchased by the government. The UK national collection is relatively small because unlike in Europe, the monarchs collection was not nationalised.
  • The National Gallery is home to more than 2,000 works, with masterpieces from virtually every European school of art. Weekly late-night opening is on Fridays until 9pm, with tours, talks and music.
  • Look out for the mosaic floors in the main entrance and stairwell. Fascinating. Work by the same artist can be seen at Tate Britain.
  • I spent six months visiting every picture in the gallery. Systematic and comprehensive: the only way for a scientist to get into art.
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  • Take one of the free guided toursan easy and much more interesting way of engaging with the museum and its paintings. They start at the Sainsbury Wing Information Desk, at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and las
  • Un fabuleux patrimoine artistique.
  • E X Q U I S I T E - A work of intellectual, aesthetic, and technical innovation - The National Gallery's insider knowledge meant a lot to me over these past ten years . . .
  • There's a creepy guy takings pics of girls near me here. My tip - don't be a creep.
  • Entrance is free.. Plan of gallery 1.
  • A fantastic place! It's almost a time machine!
  • An art museum on Trafalgar Square, definitely take one of the free guided tours at 11:30AM or 2:30PM. Get there via Charing Cross stop on the Bakerloo or Northern lines.
  • Try to guess the object in the front of the ambassadors (Holbein) painting!
  • They're on twitter if you want to stay up to speed @nationalgallery
  • A must!
  • An exquisite collection no one should ever miss!
  • no te pierdas "Los Girasoles" de Van Gogh, estn aqu ;)
  • Van Gogh's chair so simple so grand

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