Private lectures

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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

To book a private lecture, please fill in the form below and email it to We will reply as soon as possible to confirm your booking.

 Private Tours and Lectures Booking Form [Microsoft Word 60kb – opens in a new window]

Private lectures can be booked for groups of up to 70 adults and last one hour.

Bookings can only be taken at least one month in advance of your visit date. Lectures can take place Mondays to Fridays during normal gallery opening hours. We do not provide private tours when the gallery is closed or at the weekend.

Private lectures cost £300 per lecture, payable in advance.