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Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites

National Portrait Gallery, London

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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 centres at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Montacute House in Somerset.

The Masterpieces and Historical Exhibits of the National Portrait Gallery, London include:

Further information about the National Portrait Gallery, London is available via the following links:

Essential Details:

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


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


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