Take a private Blue Badge tour of this superb art collection.
This gallery of masterworks tells the story of 500 years of British painting and sculpture. Major works by Gainsborough and Reynolds, Turner and Constable and in more recent times Henry Moore and Lucian Freud help to make this the premiere collection of painting by Britain’s more notable artists.
Your highlights tour may range from paintings by that great 18th century English satirist William Hogarth, John Constable’s early 19th century elegy to his birthplace Flatford Mill, one of the gallery’s best-loved images Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais and works by Dame Barbara Hepworth and Stanley Spencer dating from the 20th century. Your guide will tailor your tour to your interests: be it 18th century portraits, the pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting or modern art. And no visit to the gallery is complete without a selection of works by Britain’s favourite artist, JMW Turner.
You may wish to combine this tour with another gallery visit, perhaps to the National Gallery or Tate Modern. Speak to you guide in advance to make sure any specific works you want to see are on show.