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Welcome to the Gallery

Make the most of your visit to the Nation's Gallery.

Choose your art routes

From medieval altarpieces to Impressionist masterpieces, download the art route map to help plan your journey through the Gallery.

Explore the collection

Search the collection on our website or download Smartify to scan paintings on your phone for more information.

Take photos

Feel free to take photos for personal, non-commercial use, unless a sign says you shouldn't. Find out more.

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Explore the collection on your phone or tablet
Scan paintings with your phone or tablet to explore the collection on your personal device.

Making the most of your visit

Titian: Love, Desire, Death

See our unmissable, five-star exhibition.

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10% shop discount

To celebrate our reopening, for the first three weeks we're offering all customers 10% off purchases of £30 or more. Find the shop at the end of your visit by the exit.

Takeaway food and drink

Chose from a selection of delicious takeaway food and drink at the end of your visit.

Safety and hygiene

These are some of the additional measures we have put in place for your safety and the safety of our staff.

Social distancing

The number of visitors to the Gallery has been reduced so you can maintain social distancing during your visit.

Face coverings

You are encouraged to wear face coverings, for your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff.

If you're feeling unwell

If during your visit you develop any symptoms associated with COVID-19, please alert a member of staff.

Hand sanitiser stations

Hand sanitiser will be available, at regular intervals, for you to use.

Increased cleaning

The frequency of our cleaning throughout the Gallery has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.

Protection for our staff

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been introduced for our staff, including face masks, gloves and eye protection.

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Visiting guidelines

To help us keep the Gallery a safe and enjoyable place for everyone, please follow the guidelines below by:

  • Being considerate towards others
  • Not touching the paintings or other exhibits, and not crossing the barriers
  • Consuming food and drink in designated areas only i.e. not in rooms that contain paintings
  • Following our no smoking (includes vaping) policy in any part of the building
  • Following our ‘no photography’ policy in exhibitions where a sign is displayed
  • Sit only on the seating provided; our Gallery assistants can help you find the nearest seating

For more information read our Admissions Policy.