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National Gallery Tour - Discovering the Masterpieces

The National Gallery is Britain’s premier art gallery and is renowned throughout the world for the quality of its collection. With the help of an experienced guide, you will discover the masterpieces that have made the gallery so famous, learn how to read the paintings and unearth their colourful histories.

The tour will take you through six centuries of western art, starting with the medieval origins of the renaissance and journeying through to the Impressionists. The great names of European art all feature: Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner and van Gogh are all examined and made to come alive in the most historic of locations.

Highlights include

  • The Wilton Diptych

  • Leonardo da Vinci - Madonna of the Rocks

  • Botticelli - Venus and Mars

  • Titian - Bacchus and Ariadne

  • Rubens - Samson and Delilah

  • Rembrandt - Self-portraits

  • Turner - The Fighting Temeraire

  • Van Gogh - Sunflowers

By the end of the tour you will have an excellent grasp of the story of art in Europe and a newfound confidence for speaking about artworks and artists, preparing you for a self-guided visit to any great gallery in the world!

TICKETS £20 online / £15 for children aged 6 to 15 years / £45 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).

 

  • The closest tube station is Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines.)
  • Exit and make your way to Trafalgar Square which can be identified from the towering Nelson’s Column at its centre.

  • The National Gallery stands on the northern side of the square. Walk to the front, so that you’re facing the portico and dome, and look to your left.

  • There is a bronze statue of James II (dressed as a Roman emperor) on the grass bank. We’ll be waiting there with our orange umbrellas.

Alternatively, you can walk down Charing Cross Road to Trafalgar Square from Leicester Square station.