Best times to visit
The Gallery is at its quietest at opening time, particularly at weekends. Lots of schools visit during the day (usually in the morning) and many tourists and families visit over half-terms and holidays. Expect the Gallery to be busy and keep your eyes on each other.
We like pictures, but photography is not allowed at the National Gallery.
Talking on mobile phones in the Gallery detracts from enjoying your time together. For the courtesy of your family and other visitors, please do not use your mobile phone in the Gallery.
Touching and barriers
Please remind your group that touching paintings is not allowed. Sometimes very young children toddle under the barriers – keep your eyes on each other to stay safe.
Tell us what you think
We like to know what we can do better. General comments forms can be found at all Information Desks and special family feedback forms can be found in the Pigott Education Centre or completed online
You could even draw us what you think! We also like email: