Gallery Trails

Explore and learn more about the Collection

Commonwealth Trail

This portrait trail marks the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which is taking place in London from 16 to 20 April. The Commonwealth is a diverse community of nations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace.

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2018 Anniversaries

Discover significant anniversaries relating to the sitters and artists in the National Portrait Gallery’s collections.

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Director’s Trail by Nicholas Cullinan

Director Nicholas Cullinan share a selection of his favourite portraits and the stories behind them.

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2017 Anniversaries

Discover significant anniversaries relating to the sitters and artists in the National Portrait Gallery’s collections.

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Party Trail

A trail exploring some of the fabulous hosts, guests and gossips in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

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Tours

We also have ready-made tours you can print off and take around the Gallery with you ranging from 16 different themes and 8 different time periods.

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Please note some portraits may no longer be on display, please check before visiting to avoid disappointment