National Gallery

With a collection of over 2,300 paintings, the National Gallery is considered one of the most important art galleries in the world. It houses the national collection of Western European paintings, from 13th to 19th century, from 1250s to early 1900s.

Here are displayed many famous works such Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin and the Rocks, Botticelli’s Venus and Mars, Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus, Raphael’s Pope Julius II, Rembrandt’s Self Portraits, Holbein’s The Ambassadors, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Monet’s The Gare St Lazare, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and William Turner’s Fighting Temeraire.

Discover the stories behind the paintings as we reflect on the reasons why they were painted, the techniques used by the artists and the extraordinary lives of the artists.