|The queue on the Opening Day of the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition|
at the Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery in London
Just in case any of you want to see the Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition at the National Gallery - above and on the right are a couple of photos I took of what the queue to get in looked like late this afternoon.
|Da Vinci Exhibition Queue |
photographed from inside the Gallery
It's a bone fide blockbuster of an exhibition - with queues to match. It will be very crowded inside even with timed entry if my experience of other National Gallery exhibitions is anything to go by.
Recommendation - buy ticket in advance
Advance ticket booking (via the website) is strongly recommended by the Gallery and by me.
[UPDATE: ALL ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
At present the National Gallery is saying to expect a three hour wait to buy tickets for the exhibition.
I will keep this post updated with the latest queue situation as and when I'm passing the National Gallery. Feel free to send me your photos if you visit and take a snap]
Don't even think of coming to see it at the weekend or during the seasonal holidays without a ticket bought in advance! [no longer relevant - they're sold out. Note that tickets bought from third parties will NOT be honoured by the National Gallery. They're trying to stamp out ticket touts]
I very much recommend you order a ticket BEFORE you come to London to see it.
UPDATE: just spotted this tweet by the National Gallery
just been confirmed that advance tickets available for dates in Jan&Feb only - this is now updated on our website.You can order tickets via the National Gallery website. Ticket Prices are as follows for Timed-ticket entry
- Gift Aid* adult £17.60
- Gift Aid* senior (60+) £15.40
- Full price £16.00
- Senior (60+)/concession £14.00
- National Art Pass (Art Fund) holders £8.00
- Students/Job seekers/12-18s £8.00
- Open daily 10am–6pm (last admission 5pm)
- Late nights including Fridays and Saturdays until 10pm (last admission 9pm)
- Sundays until 7pm (last admission 6pm)
- a slideshow of the works on display
- more about the artwork produced by Leonardo da Vinci on the Gallery website
You can also download an Introduction to the Exhibition as a pdf file from the National Gallery website
[PDF 610kb – opens in a new window]