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Past exhibition

2 October 2017 - 2 April 2018 

Location: Sunley Room

Psychological drama, vivid colours, and most importantly a convex mirror

The Independent

The Mail on Sunday

More than four centuries after it was painted, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait inspired the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to create a new, radical style of painting. 

Members of the brotherhood included famous artists such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Holman Hunt.

In this exhibition you can see Arthurian legends come to life, cursed heroines with flowing hair, and real-life muses dressed in sumptuous clothing.

Look closely for surprising details, exquisite embellishments, and fantastical worlds reflected in mirrors.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with Tate Britain.

Exhibition supported by 

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust

The Anson Charitable Trust

The Finnis Scott Foundation

And other supporters of the exhibition 

The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley
Charitable Foundation



Admission prices

£10 weekdays (Monday – Friday)
£12 weekends (Saturday – Sunday)
Pre-book online and save £2

Please note, only one discount can be applied per ticket. 

Opening hours 

Open daily 10am–6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Late night Fridays until 9pm (last admission 8.15pm)


Free with a paying adult. Ticket required. Call 0800 912 6958 (booking fee applies).


For groups of 10 or more, please call 020 7206 1174 (booking fee applies – lines open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm).

Groups of 10 or more: 
£9 weekdays (Monday – Friday)
£11 weekends (Saturday – Sunday)

Disabled visitors

For accompanying free carer tickets, please call 0800 912 6958 (no booking fees), ask at the Ticket Desk (on the day of your visit), or email 

School, college, and university groups

Educational institutions wishing to purchase exhibition tickets please call 020 7206 1173 or visit

School groups:
£5 weekdays (Monday – Friday)
£6 weekends (Saturday – Sunday)

Timed-ticket entry

Ticket holders should enter the exhibition during the time slot on their ticket.

You can stay as long as you like until closing procedures start, but there is no re-admission to the exhibition.

Staff will start closing procedures five minutes before the advertised closing time.

Other ways to book

  • Pre-book online and save

    Book your tickets online up until midnight the day before your visit and save £2 per ticket. Receive your ticket immediately (via secure email link) and print it yourself at home

  • In person (no booking fee)

    Tickets can be purchased from the Advance Ticket Desk until 5.15pm (8.15pm on Fridays)

  • By phone

    Book tickets by phone until 3pm the day before you visit
    0800 912 6958 (booking fee applies, lines open Monday to Saturday 9am to 10pm, Sundays 10am to 8pm)
    International callers +44 020 7126 5573 (booking fee applies)
    For Disabled Concession tickets and accompanying free carer tickets, please call 0800 912 6958 (no booking fees)
    Tickets ordered by phone will be available for collection at the Ticket Desk on the day of your visit