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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There are only two known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, and this small exhibition will re-unite them for the first time in three hundred years.
Bartolome Esteban Murillo was one of the most celebrated painters of Spain's Golden Age, best-known for his religious paintings and depictions of street children. He was also a talented portraitist, and the two known self portraits show him in his thirties and maybe twenty years older.
Also included in the exhibition will be another ten works by Murillo and other artists, who's reproduction of the two self-portraits reflect their fame throughout Europe.
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”
Courtauld Impressionists — From Manet to Cezanne – 17 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and more.
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.
Sketchbook Tour of the National Gallery – 27 Oct, 3, 24 Nov and 1 Dec 2018 – Get your sketchbook and pencil ready for ninety minutes of drawing famous paintings at the National Gallery.
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.
William De Morgan’s Sublime Symmetry – 11 May to 28 Oct 2018 – Sublime Symmetry is an exploration of William De Morgan's clever use of mathematics in his ceramic designs
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Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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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