About The National Portrait Gallery

As one of the most popular art museums in the UK, the National Gallery has grown from a modest collection of 38 paintings to an internationally recognised gallery that now houses over 2000 paintings. Located in the heart of London and overlooking the impressive and historical Trafalgar Square, the Gallery welcomes around 6 million visitors a year through its doors and has become an iconic part of the British cultural landscape.


Containing paintings dating from the 13th Century and running all the way to 1900, it is an essential addition to any art enthusiast's itinerary but also remains captivating and enjoyable for those with only a passing interest in art, painting and portraiture.


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is available.
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • There is not a drop-off point by the entrance
  • Folding seats are not available
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Carers go free
  • There are concessionary prices




Good level of access

by Grzeskow Jaszczyszyn

Great place to visit and good level of access. we were able to hire a wheelchair from the desk at the entrance.


Great Trip!

by Frances Oakes

My Grandma really wanted to visit this gallery but we were concerned about accessibility. All the info on this website was helpful and accurate...thank you for making this fun day out happen!



by Jonathan Fortune

Great place to stay

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