London National Gallery
The National Gallery at the Trafalgar Square in London was founded in 1824 and today houses rich collections of Western European paintings. Over 2,300 paintings dating from the 13th century to 1900 belong to the British public and entrance to see them is free. There might be charges to special exhibitions.
The National Gallery in London came into being when the British government bought some paintings from the banker John Julius Angerstein in 1824. After the purchase, the Gallery (often compared to such as the Louvre in Paris or the Museo del Prado in Madrid) was left in the hands of the early management and was sustained mainly by private donations.
The National Gallery in London welcomes almost 5 million visitors every year. The National Gallery History group was commenced in 1999, to mark the 175th anniversary of the start of the National Gallery. This conversation group aspires to discover matters associated to the history of the Gallery and many other national museums and galleries.
The London National Gallery highlights include Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, ‘Bathers at Asnieres’ by Georges Seurat, ‘Venus and Mars’ by Sandro Botticelli, ‘The Madonna of the Pinks’ by Raphael, ‘The Entombment’ by Michelangelo and many more. Visit the National Gallery in London to see the real art.
Visiting the London National Gallery :
Address: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Tel. +44 (0)20 7747 5923
Nearest Underground Stations: Charing Cross
For more information on the National Gallery in London, please visit: www.nationalgallery.org.uk