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Over the last two centuries the main building has been developed by generations of renowned architects providing us with a gallery of many faces. Interior spaces and exterior views are rich in variety, from High Victorian decoration to the stark modernity of the East Wing. For film-makers the gallery can provide a fantastic range of settings, all served by our many facilities in one of the most central locations in London.

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High Victorian

William Wilkins’s National Gallery opened in 1838 and spans the entire north side of Trafalgar...

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Contemporary

Contemporary

In 2003 the Gallery embarked on its most recent building project, the redevelopment of the East...

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Sainsbury Wing

Sainsbury Wing

The Sainsbury Wing, built from the generosity of the Sainsbury brothers and realised by the...

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Exteriors

Exteriors

The National Gallery has from its roof some of the best views across London. From the balcony above...

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In the Spotlight

St Trinians
St Trinian's
High heels and hockey sticks

The idea of having a visit from one hundred ‘St Trinian’s’ school girls was a rather daunting prospect but also an exciting challenge for the gallery as a film location. Shot before gallery opening hours and well into the night, the gallery became the St Trinian’s’ playground.

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