The National Gallery

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WHAT TO SEE

 

If Western European art is what you are interested in, then visiting The National Gallery must be top of your list. The National Gallery has some of the finest most famous collections of Western European paintings. It was founded in 1824, and houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings. It is one of the most visited art museums in the world.

Even if art is not something that particularly interests you, the following list of  world famous art work might just persuade you to go and visit:

  1. Rembrandt (1606 – 1669), Self Portrait at the Age of 34
  2. Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Sunflowers
  3. JM William Turner (1775 – 1851), The Fighting Temeraire
  4. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519), The Virgin of the Rocks
  5. Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640), Samson and Delilah
  6. Michelangelo (1475 – 1564), The Entombment
  7. Velázquez (1599 – 1660), The Rokeby Venus

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How to get there:

The National Gallery is situated in Trafalgar square in the heart of London.

Nearest underground stations are:

Piccadilly station (Piccadilly and Bakerloo line),

Leicester Square station (Northern and Piccadilly line)

Charing Cross station (Northern and Bakerloo line, railway)

What are the opening hours:

Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm

Friday 10am – 9pm

Saturday, Sunday 10am – 6pm

How much is the admission fee:

Free (Voluntary donation, in other words you can decide how much you want to pay)

 

What website to visit:  www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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