The National Gallery embrace Matterport 3D virtual tour technology


Explore the Matterport 3D virtual tour of the National Gallery's Sainsbury Wing below

The National Gallery has teamed up with Matterport to create a 3D virtual tour / virtual reality experience of its Sainsbury Wing galleries.

This 3D immersive experience invites users to tour the National Gallery’s Collection of Early Renaissance art through their PC, mobile or Virtual Reality headset. The full virtual tour, featuring the Sainsbury Wing galleries, was captured using the Matterport 3D Camera.

Viewers can explore the Sainsbury Wing, which includes artists such as Raphael and Crivelli, as well as some of the greatest treasures of the National Gallery Collection including the Wilton Diptych, Botticelli’s Venus and Mars, and Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks.

Users can click on the red circles to reveal more information about the paintings

Users can also explore the Sainsbury Wing itself, which was built specifically to house the National Gallery’s early Renaissance collection, and first opened to the public in July 1991.  Designed by architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, it was a gift to the nation from the three Sainsbury brothers – John, Simon and Timothy.

Matterport 3D virtual tour National Gallery

Users are able to explore a 3D Dollhouse of the National Gallery's Sainsbury Wing

Matterport Camera

The content was captured using the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera

The National Gallery
The National Gallery is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the Gallery houses the nation’s collection of Western European paintings from the late thirteenth to the early twentieth century. Almost all of the 2,300 paintings in the National Gallery’s collection are on permanent display. The collection includes works by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Turner, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Rubens, Velázquez, Van Dyck, Titian and Bellini. The Gallery’s key objectives are to enhance the collection, care for the collection and provide the best possible access to visitors. More at

You can also explore the Oculus / Vizor version of the virtual reality tour by clicking here.

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