Private lectures

Enhance your visit to the National Gallery with a private lecture in our conference suite. Lectures last one hour and are given by Gallery experts.

Private exhibition lecture

Make the most of your visit to our special exhibitions with a private lecture. Take an in-depth look at key works and explore the main themes of the exhibition.

Private art history lecture

We can offer your group in-depth lectures on wider themes in art history. Contact us to customise your lecture, or take inspiration from the following themes:

  • The National Gallery: History and Collection
  • Renaissance Art
  • Baroque to Rococo
  • British Art at the National Gallery
  • Impressionism
  • The Development of Portraiture
  • Landscape Painting
  • Narrative Paintings
  • Religious Art
  • Making Paintings
  • Symbolism
  • Women in Art.

How to book

Private lectures can be arranged for groups of between 15 and 70 people and take place in the Sainsbury Wing Conference Rooms. They must be booked at least one month in advance and are subject to availability (Monday to Friday only).

Private lectures cost £300, payable in advance. Tickets for charging exhibitions need to be booked separately.

For more information or to make a booking please call 020 7747 5915 or email

  • Share