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9 November 2011

Book tickets for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

The National Gallery opens a new exhibition today, and ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ seems to be the hot ticket in town at the moment. Said to bring together one of the most complete collections of da Vinci paintings in existence, the show is already sold out until mid-December, and is bound to sell more over the coming weeks.


Your author isn't really one for hype, but it seems that Leonardo's appeal is timeless, and the number of people prepared to stump up £20 to attend - and the fact that galleries from around the world are prepared to lend their paintings for this extrodinary showcase - shows that London is still a capital for world art, and let's hope it will continue to be so.

The exhibition continues until 5th February 2012. For more, see http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-at-the-court-of-milan?

^Picture © rudolf_schuba used under Creative Commons^

11 comments:

  1. unfortunately all prebook tickets are gone until the closure of the exhib and quasi impossible to get them on site, what a shame !

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  2. Has anyone had luck queing for tickets in the morning? I hear they have a few 100 walk up tickets available each morning? Curious what time people have been showing up for these tickets.

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  3. Had great luck queing for tickets this morning lined up about 8:15 in the exhibit at 11:30,great day! Visiting from Canada wonderful way to end our vacation.

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  4. This gives me hope! I will have to queue up on a Weekday.

    Can't wait to see these paintings.

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  5. really want a ticket anyone selling any? x:)

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  6. Are the tickets on sale every day of the week?

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  7. So I could book a flight to come and visit and not get any tickets?

    Really disappointing

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  8. Why can't they extend the dates? I wanted to visit with my sons as a birthday treat in January. As we live in Colwyn Bay and it takes 3 hours on the train we wouldn't get there in time to queue up for the day tickets.

    So yes really disappointed!

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  9. Really disappointed with the way the National Gallery is handling it. opportunists sell tickets for as much as £200 or more and art lovers need to queue up for hours and still not be guaranteed entry!

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  10. I understand your frustration. All I can say is there are hundreds of other amazing exhibitions on in London many completely free. It is a shame this one is sold out, and touts are making money off it, but you might enjoy one of the others just as much.

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  11. I agree that the National Gallery could have handled this better and not let profit makers earn a quick buck out of those of us who appreciate great works of Art. This will stop many from coming to London as no guarantee of obtaining a ticket

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