The National Gallery Established 1824 Location Trafalgar Square , London WC2 , England , United Kingdom Collection size 2,300 paintings Museum area 46,396 m² Visitor figures 4,600,000 (2006)
100 Pall Mall , the home of the National Gallery from 1824 to 1834.
Wilkins's façade, illuminated at night
Tate Britain Established 1897 as National Gallery of British Art; became Tate Britain in 2000 Location Millbank , London SW1 , England , United Kingdom Visitor figures 1,700,000 (2005)
Tate Liverpool opened in 1988
Tate St Ives (on right), opened 1993, overlooks Porthmeor Beach
Tate Modern opened in 2000
The logo of Tate , used in different colours for the 4 galleries.
Sir Hans Sloane, founder of the British Museum
British Museum Established 1753 Location Great Russell Street , London WC1 , England Collection size 13+ million objects Museum area 13.5 acres/ 588,000 ft²/ 94 Galleries Visitor figures 4,903,000 (2006–2007)
National Portrait Gallery (United Kingdom)
National Portrait Gallery (United Kingdom) Established 1856 Location St Martin's Place, WC2 , England Collection size 10,000 portraits Museum area unknown Visitor figures 1,500,000 (2005)
National Museum Cardiff Established 1912 Location Cathays Park , Cardiff , Wales
National Gallery of Ireland
National Gallery of Scotland The National Gallery of Scotland , in Edinburgh , is the national art gallery of Scotland . An elaborate neoclassical edifice, it stands on The Mound , between the two sections of Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens . The building, which was designed by William Henry Playfair , first opened to the public in 1859 .