Gallery Books & Guides

When walking through the National Gallery, having a gallery guide to refer to provides insight and knowledge on the paintings on display.  Whether you are a first-time visitor or somebody who has come to the National Gallery on numerous occasions, having a companion guide can make your visit all the more enjoyable. 

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These publications can also become a cherished memento of your visit, bringing back happy memories of time spent in the presence of incredible art.  

The National Gallery Companion Guide is ready and available to help enhance your experience. This art gallery guide is available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese, acting as the perfect introduction to the rich collection of paintings available at the National Gallery. 

There are a number of National Gallery books available to purchase from our shop, including A Quick Visit, which provides an overview of what to expect on a trip to the National Gallery and the art you can enjoy. There is also One Hundred Details from the National Gallery by Kenneth Clark, who is best remembered for his television series Civilisation.  

There are many other gallery books available from the National Gallery Shop, covering everything from an Illustrated History of the National Gallery through to highlights of 100 Great Paintings. Take the time to browse through our range and find a gallery book. 


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