While you’re in the square, why not visit the National Gallery and see how paintings reflect the essence of Diwali. Tours take place 2pm to 2:45pm and 3pm to 3:45pm.

Celebrate Diwali at the

National Gallery

Explore the story of Rama and Sita through three National Gallery paintings
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Session times
  • 2 - 2.45 pm
  • 3 - 3.45 pm
Families, For all ages


To coincide with Diwali on Trafalgar Square celebrations, the National Gallery invites you to join Ranu Mehta Radia and Fiona Alderton for a talk and tour exploring the story of Rama and Sita through three paintings: Sir Henry Raeburn's 'The Archers'; Titian's 'The Death of Actaeon'; and Damiano Mazza's 'The Abduction of Ganymede'.

There will be two tours, the first starting at 2pm and the second at 3pm. Places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please collect a sticker from the reception desk in the Sainsbury Wing. Tours will depart from the Sainsbury Wing Foyer.

A Gallery entry ticket will be required to enter the building. Save time on arrival by booking in advance. Walk-up tickets are also available, but please be aware that you may need to wait if it is busy, and may miss the tour.

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