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The National Gallery London

The National Gallery London

The National Gallery London Tourist Guide and Tips

The National Gallery is a museum of art located in Trafalgar Square, in the City of Westminster, central London. It was founded in 1824 and now displays about 2,300 artworks ranging from the mid-13th century to 1900.

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The National Gallery Official Website 

https://www.nationalgallery.co.uk/

The National Gallery Address 

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

The National Gallery Opening Time 

Tuesday

10am–6pm

Wednesday

10am–6pm

Thursday

10am–6pm

Friday

10am–9pm

Saturday

10am–6pm

Sunday

10am–6pm

Monday

10am–6pm

 

It's nearly impossible to visit London without seeing the magnificent National Gallery. This famous, columned museum, located on the outskirts of Trafalgar Square, houses amazing artworks, making it one of London's top attractions.

The Gallery is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, and is an exempt charity. The government owns the collection on behalf of the British people, and admission to the main collection is free.

The National Gallery, unlike analogous museums in continental Europe, was not founded by nationalising an existing royal or princely art collection. It was founded in 1824 when the British government purchased 38 paintings from John Julius Angerstein's heirs. Following that original purchase, the Gallery's early directors, particularly Charles Lock Eastlake, and private contributions, which today account for two-thirds of the collection, transformed it.

The National Gallery in London, one of the world's best art institutions, provides a nearly comprehensive overview of European painting from 1260 to 1920. The museum's holdings of Dutch Masters and Italian Schools from the 15th and 16th centuries are its finest assets.

William Wilkins designed the current structure, the third to house the National Gallery, between 1832 and 1838. Because the structure has been expanded piecemeal throughout its existence, only the front onto Trafalgar Square has remained substantially intact since this period.

A cartoon (preliminary drawing) of Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna and Child, Michelangelo's The Entombment, Botticelli's Venus and Mars, van Gogh's Sunflowers, and Claude Monet's The Water-Lily Pond are among the highlights.

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