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Group visits and travel trade

Journey through the story of European art in London's Trafalgar Square

We look forward to welcoming your group to the National Gallery.

Our dedicated Groups and Travel Trade team can assist in planning your itineraries and answering your queries. We cater for groups of any size and provide a variety of tour options at preferential rates. 

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Contact us

Please email our friendly Groups and Travel Trade team

Email: TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk 

Group tour options

We provide a variety of tour options for groups

Daytime highlights tour

Join us for an intimate expert-led tour of our world-renowned collection. Tours take place during opening hours (10am–6pm) and last approximately one hour. 

Out-of-hours tours

Experience the Gallery after the doors have closed to the public in an exclusive tour with a Blue Badge Guide. These tours are on a request basis and subject to availability.

Bespoke experiences

If you have a specific group request or certain requirements such as specialist or different language tours, please get in touch. We would be happy to tailor make an experience for your group.

 

Book a group tour

To receive the discounted group rate of 15%, groups need to be a minimum of 12 and maximum of 25 people. We can accommodate multiple groups at one time, and smaller group sizes are also welcome.

Blue Badge Guides and coach drivers receive complimentary admission. Please note, we do not accept walk-ups. 

Group prices

Prices per person (group size 12–25 ppl)

Adults: £19 
Children (under 15 years): £14 
Concessions: £16 

Travel trade

If you are interested in bringing groups to the Gallery on a regular basis, we have an account scheme which offers preferential rates and post-visit invoicing.

To find out more, please get in touch with the Travel Trade Team at TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk.

Please note that you will need to guarantee a minimum spend to join the scheme and bring in groups on a regular basis. 

Highlights from the collection

Explore some of the popular paintings you can see on your tour
See our highlights

Make the most of your visit

Shopping

From prints and postcards to cushions and jewellery, complete your Gallery experience with a visit to one of our gift shops, at the start and end of your visit.

Browse our online shop

Eating and drinking

Delicious food and drink is available from our restaurant Ochre, and our cafés Muriel's Kitchen and the Espresso Bar by Muriel's.

Find out about eating and drinking

Venue hire

Entertain your guests in the splendour of the Gallery with a bespoke private event, from small meetings to large-scale dinners. Contact our friendly events team to discuss your plans. 

Find out more about venue hire

FAQs

Our general visiting opening hours are 10am–6pm every day, and until 9pm on Fridays. Read more about our visiting information here

We do also offer out-of-hours tours, so please get in touch with the team via TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk to find out more.

A highlights tour of the National Gallery’s collection lasts approximately one hour and is led by an official Blue Badge Guide. There will be a maximum of 25 people per tour group. In the event that your group is larger than 25, we will arrange for multiple staggered tours to take place.

It is essential to pre-book guided tours in advance of your arrival. Please complete our booking request form or email TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk with your preferred date, time and group size.

We offer a 15% discount for groups (minimum 12 people per group). Blue Badge Guides and coach drivers go free with a booked group.

Upon confirmation of your booking, we will provide you with an invoice for the cost of the tour. You must pay this invoice in full no later than 14 working days before the date of your tour, or we will cancel your booking. Payment can be made by BACS transfer using the account details provided in our invoice or via a card payment link that we are able to provide on request.

Any cancellation requests must be made via email to TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk at least 14 working days prior to the date of your tour. Any request made after this date will not be accepted and you will be charged in full for the price of the tour.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule your tour at any time. If we cancel your tour, we shall refund any payments that you have made to us in respect of the tour. We shall not be liable for any costs you incur as a result of this cancellation, including any travel or accommodation costs.

If you are running late for your tour, please contact the team via TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk to let them know. We will do our best to accommodate you where we can.

Photos are permitted inside the galleries without the use of flash. Please refrain from taking pictures of members of the public unless they have given their consent. Please be advised that photos are not permitted inside exhibitions.

If you have any special access requirements, please call us on
+44 (0)20 7747 2885 and we’ll be happy to help. Find out more about access at the Gallery

For all enquiries, please email TravelTrade@nationalgallery.org.uk