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The National Portrait Gallery will reopen its doors for the first time since 2020, following the most extensive redevelopment of its building since 1896.

The National Portrait Gallery in London has today announced that it will reopen its doors on 22 June 2023, following the most significant redevelopment in its history. Supported by longstanding supporter and Reopening Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, visitors to the new National Portrait Gallery will experience a complete redisplay of the Collection, a transformational refurbishment of the building, as well as an enhanced welcome and greater access through the new Ross Place entrance.

The redevelopment project – titled Inspiring People – has included a comprehensive redisplay of the Gallery’s Collection from the Tudors to today, which will be displayed in beautifully refurbished galleries, and the restoration of the Grade I listed building and many historic features. Inspiring People will transform the quality of education provision at the Gallery through the creation of a much-improved Learning Centre and the East Wing will be reopened as the new Weston Wing. The Gallery’s Ross Place entrance will create three new doors, converted from large windows, opening up the North Façade of the building in St Martin’s Place.

The Gallery will reopen to the public on 22 June 2023

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