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Group entrance and check-in

The Group Entrance is the first rotunda as you approach the National Gallery in the U-drive. Drop off and pick up may take place here. The exclusive Group Check-in Desk is at the entrance to the Water Court. All groups must reserve in advance to obtain the group admission rate.

Group cloak room

Coats, backpacks, umbrellas, large camera bags and luggage are not permitted in the galleries. Groups may use the group cloak room at no cost - it is located between the studio and Sketches, off the water court. Please enquire at the Group Desk. 

Food services

A range of food service areas are available to group visitors, each offering an interesting and unique variety. Special menus for groups are available at the Café l'Entrée and the Cafétéria des Beaux-Arts, but must be booked in advance. For further information or reservations, please contact the National Gallery's caterers directly by phone at (613) 943-0247, or by fax at (613) 943-1634.

Situated off the Water Court, the Sketches lunch room enjoys private access to a tree-filled sunken courtyard, and provides a dedicated space for groups to eat brought lunches. Vending machines on-site.

Bus Parking

Buses may drop off and pick up in the National Gallery U-drive. Bus parking is available off-site. Call the City of Ottawa directly at 613-244-5600.