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For general enquiries and access information:


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7747 2885


The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square

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Please note
We are able to answer queries about works in the National Gallery Collection but we are unable to give general information about art or artists or to give valuations of works of art. Please try your local library or gallery.


Telephone lines are open 9.45am–5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). If you drop by the Gallery our Visitor Engagement team will be available during opening times to answer your questions.


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7747 2850

Exhibition tickets

National Gallery exhibitions

For all ticketing enquiries please email:

Tickets are available to book online until midnight the day before your visit.

Lost property


Telephone: 020 7747 2854

Lost property is kept at the Gallery for a month.

Audio guides - group pre-booking

Book a table in the National Café or the National Dining Rooms

The National Café

National Café opening times:

Monday to Thursday 10am–8.30pm
Friday 10am–10pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am–6pm


Telephone: 020 7747 5942

The National Dining Rooms

National Dining Rooms opening times:
Daily 10am–5.30 pm
Fridays 10am–8.30pm (no reservation needed)


Telephone: 020 7747 5942

The National Gallery Shops

National Gallery Shop

Telephone: 020 7747 2461

National Gallery Online Shop (Including mail-order)


Telephone: 020 7747 2870

Group and school bookings

Self guided group bookings

Self guided groups


School bookings

For information about arranging a school visit*

*Please book at least six weeks (and up to one term) in advance.


Telephone: 020 7747 2424

During busy periods you may need to leave a message. Please be patient and be assured that we will return your call by the end of the following working day.

When you ring to book please have the following information to hand:

  • Name and postcode of school
  • Number of pupils
  • Year group(s)
  • Details of any special educational needs
  • Choice of theme
  • Preferred dates and time for visit
  • Contact name, email address and telephone number

Research Centre

The Research Centre is open to visiting academics and post-graduate students from Tuesday to Friday, 10am–5pm. The National Gallery's public records are available within the Centre to all members of the public. You will need to make an appointment in advance.

Research Centre


Telephone: 020 7747 2542


Support and donations

The National Gallery relies on the generous support of the public to ensure that the great masters continue to inspire for generations to come.

If you are interested in finding out about ways to become more closely involved with the work of the National Gallery, please contact us.

Support Us


Making a donation, leave a legacy

Support us

Telephone: 020 7747 5982


Patrons programme

Telephone: 020 7747 5824

Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and foundations

Telephone: 020 7747 5923

Corporate hospitality and partnerships

Corporate support and entertaining

Telephone: 020 7747 5875


Filming in the Gallery/Images



Telephone: 020 7747 5996

Image and Picture Library


Telephone: 020 7747 5996


National Gallery jobs

Telephone: 020 7747 5909


Press and Marketing teams

Marketing Team


Telephone: 020 7747 5125

Press Team

Press Office image archive


Telephone: 020 7747 2865


Finance Department

Purchase ledger enquiries


Telephone: 020 7747 5846 and 020 7747 5847

Sales ledger enquiries


Telephone: 020 7747 5844

Entertaining and venue hire

Venue hire

Telephone: 020 7747 5931