• Summary
  • Venue


Each year, the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery commission a portrait from the winner of the BP Portrait Award resulting in a selection of portraits of some of Britain’s best known cultural figures.

The exhibition represents the diversity, creativity and vision of a group of people who have shaped Britain today, and the best in contemporary portraiture.

Opening times and how to book

Exhibition opening times are: Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm.

Please note the exhibition will close at 4pm on 29 March and 4 April, and from 3.30-4.30pm on 12 April.

Over Easter, the exhibition opening times are:

Good Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm
Easter Sunday – 10am-5pm
Easter Monday – 10am-5pm

For group bookings, please contact Libhelp@hull.ac.uk


University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465683


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Venue Access

  • Accessible Information Points
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours