One of the most popular and most visited museums, in terms of number of people is the National Gallery London. It is home to more than 2,300 paintings that can be traced back to the mid-13th century to the 1900s. The National Gallery London was founded in the year 1824, and houses masterpieces by artists such as Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Gainsborough, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Turner, Cezanne, Renoir and Raphael, among several others. It is an exempt charity, because of which there are no entry tickets to the National Gallery London. It was established when the British Government bought nearly 40 paintings from the family members of John Angerstein who was a patron of arts, in the year 1824. He had a huge collection of paintings by several masters of art, and after he passed away, his heirs decided to sell the paintings to save the rest of his estate.
Since then, it has been refurbished and restored several times, with various new wings being added over time, which has given the art gallery a more varied range of paintings and more. People come from all over the world, and walk the corridors of art to enjoy a sense of being at one with the beauty of the paintings, created by Italian masters of the art and more.