There's a world-class collection of European art at the National Gallery (image © iStock/Thinkstock)
One of the world’s greatest galleries, with works by Western European masters from the 13th to 19th centuries. Regular guided tours, talks and workshops. Sat-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
To 31 May: Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age. Taught by Rembrandt himself, Maes progressed to become famous and successful, painting more than 900 inventive and distinctive portraits during his career.
From 15 Apr: Sin. Explore the concept of sin and its depiction in art, with pieces on display spanning centuries. The exhibition includes works by Bruegel, Velázquez, Andy Warhol and Tracey Emin.