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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery houses a collection of portraits of historical importance and more recent famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world, established in 1856. Since then it has expanded include regional centers at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Montacute House in Somerset.

Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Museum:          National Portrait Gallery, London
  • City:                   London
  • Established:     1856
  • Location:          Saint. Martin’s Place, London, United Kingdom

Explore London’s Museums and Heritage Sites

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“Museums should be places where you raise questions, not just show stuff.”
– William Thorsell

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Photo Credit: By Ham (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

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