London PassFree gallery audioguide Entry to the National Gallery is already free, but holders of the London Pass can receive a free audioguide as well
ViatorPrivate tour of the gallery Enjoy a tour of the National Gallery with a personal guide, who will show you round all the greatest works in 2 to 2½ hours
ViatorMasterpieces guided tour A guided tour of the gallery that focuses on masterpieces by the likes of Turner, Rembrandt and Van Gogh and Caravaggio
ViatorChild-friendly guided tour Adults can now enjoy a guided tour around the gallery that will also keep their kids entertained with games and activities
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The National Gallery's new exhibition about Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites will explain how the 'Arnolfini Portrait' helped them to forge a radical new style of painting.
The 'Arnolfini Portrait' embodied the Pre-Raphaelites' belief in empirical observation, and helped to solidify their ideas about draughtsmanship, colour and technique, and about how objects in a picture could carry symbolic meaning.
The exhibition will include the 'Arnolfini Portrait' and loans from the Tate, and other museums, including works by Rossetti, Millais and William Holman Hunt.
Craig’s review of National Gallery – “Do you know what the nicest thing about the National Gallery in the evening is? -- the peace and quiet. I was walking here from Leicester Square five minutes ago and it was all busy busy busy. Pavements heaving, people jostling bustling barging elbows out, running everywhere, cars all over the place, sirens blaring. And then you walk through the gallery double doors a… continued”
Ed Ruscha — Course of Empire – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire — at the National Gallery – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
Italian Renaissance painters, Mantegna and Bellini – 1 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna.
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits — at the National Gallery – 5 Nov 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist, Lorenzo Lotto.
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
If you enjoy National Gallery then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Courtauld Gallery), National Portrait Gallery (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Academy of Arts (you can walk it 10 mins), Tate Britain (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Tate Britain) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Wallace Collection)
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