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National Gallery, London - coronavirus update

17 March 2020

The safety of our visitors, colleagues and community is our top priority, therefore, in line with the latest advice from Public Health England, we have decided to temporarily close from 19 March 2020.

We hope that we will be able to reopen on 4 May 2020, but this is dependent on Government advice in this rapidly changing situation.

If you have a ticket for an upcoming exhibition or event, you don’t need to do anything, we'll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

We have been open to the public for almost 200 years and welcome visitors 361 days of the year, so we are all upset about this closure, but it is the right thing to do at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery as soon as we can.

Galleries, museums and their collections are important in these difficult times; they are a source of joy, comfort and inspiration which allow us to reflect on our self and our times. So whilst the Gallery is closed in Trafalgar Square, our collection remains open for everyone to explore on the website. And we will continue to share our paintings and their stories through social media and email for you to enjoy regardless of where you are.