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Masterpieces and Historical Exhibits of the National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery, London, main entrance

The National Portrait Gallery houses a collection of portraits of historical importance and of 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:

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

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