About us

National Gallery Company Limited

Every postcard bought in our shops, every membership purchased, every cup of tea sipped in our cafés, and every print ordered online raises money for the National Gallery.

As well as running the Gallery’s cafés and shops, in Trafalgar Square and online, we also publish books, license images worldwide and hire spaces for entertaining. The Company acts as the Gallery’s agent for ticketed exhibitions and events and runs the National Gallery Membership Scheme. The income we generate supports the Gallery to care for the world’s greatest paintings – today and for generations to come.

Our products and books relate to the paintings in the Gallery, our unique building and location. We also sell other products and books that we think you will find engaging, useful and fun. Whether it be a souvenir of your first visit to see Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, an exhibition catalogue or a high-quality reproduction of Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire. Every single purchase you make from us supports the National Gallery.

We publish all kinds of books to support the Gallery, our paintings and our exhibitions. Our books help us share our research and our knowledge about the collection and our exhibitions with as many people as possible. You can buy all our books in our shops, online and in other bookshops around the world.

We have two main shops in the National Gallery, exhibition shops and an online shop with a wide range of permanent collection and exhibition gifts, books, prints and souvenirs:

Portico Shop:
Our pick of National Gallery gifts, amazing reproductions, and books.

Getty Shop:
Near the cafés, you’ll find our best sellers and an edit of our full range.

Our shops are open every day from 10am to 5.45pm (Fridays until 8.45pm). You can browse our online shop anytime. We deliver all over the UK and to more than 80 countries around the world.

National Gallery Membership

Becoming a Member is the best way to support your National Gallery.

As a Member you’ll enjoy access to all the Gallery has to offer, including year-long, unlimited, free entry to all exhibitions; priority booking for online learning courses and a bespoke exclusive programme of events online and in-Gallery.

Find out more about our Membership.

Partner with Us

We like to partner with suppliers, manufacturers and producers to create the best possible products and experiences, showcasing images of some of the most well-known paintings in the world. We also have a thriving international licensing business, extending image application on products and services across an extensive distribution network in the UK and around the world. Every license has access to the National Gallery's unique collection of paintings, including intricate and beautiful details. All images are in exceptional high digital resolution and colour matched. Our buying and licensing teams, production and marketing teams are available throughout the process to ensure quality control and alignment to brand guidelines. Building the brand and reflecting the ethos of the National Gallery is key in all our partnerships.

If you’d like to work with us and with an image library like no other, then contact us or visit our Picture Library website.

Commercial Venue Hire

Host your event surrounded by some of the greatest paintings in the world created by some of the world’s greatest artists or in our outdoor spaces in the heart of London. Our venues can be transformed for intimate drinks and canapé receptions, wedding and event receptions, product launches, dinners and fashion shows. Contact our dedicated Events Team to create your memorable event. Find out more about Venue Hire.

Filming

The National Gallery is a ready-made set for feature films, fashion shoots and TV documentaries, whether you need a Victorian building, modern interiors or spectacular views of Trafalgar Square. Find out more.

Cafés

Every cup of tea, every delicious lunch and every slice of cake raises money to help us share great art with the world. Currently, there are two informal dining offers in the building – The Espresso Bar and The National Café, both set in the historic Wilkin’s Building.

Affiliate Programme

We run our affiliate programme in association with AWIN and we are particularly interested in working with websites across many key categories. Join our programme.

More About Us

Scholarly Waiver
We want to share our collection with students and individuals researching the collection. So, if you’re working on an academic book, journal, a lecture or presentation for schools or universities, we won’t charge you to use our images. We’re proud of this, so just get in touch and we’ll show you how to find the images you need.

Made in Britain
We a proud Member of the Made in Britain campaign supporting & promoting British manufacturing.


Company details

National Gallery Company Limited
Registered in England & Wales
Company No.: 2280277
Registered Office: St. Vincent House, 30 Orange Street, London WC2H 7HH
VAT registration no.: 480 7305 49