About The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is an internationally renowned gallery housing portraits of notable and famous British men and women. It opened its doors in 1856 and welcomes over one million visitors each year.

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The National Portrait Gallery and CardsSafe

The CardsSafe system was first installed at The National Portrait Gallery in 2011 to assist with the security of their audio hire system and has been an asset ever since.

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How has CardsSafe helped National Portrait Gallery?

The National Portrait Gallery offers many self-guided tours of their extensive and evolving portrait collections. CardsSafe has been a successful deterrent in preventing the loss or damage of their high-value audio equipment, while their visitors have the freedom to roam.

How has CardsSafe helped?


The National Portrait Gallery has used Cardssafe for the security of its audio guide hire system to guarantee these consumer-grade, high-value IT items against loss or theft. It has always been a successful deterrent, and it has been a pleasure to work with the helpful and efficient team in the Cardssafe administration centre on supply and billing.


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Each CardsSafe unit can hold up to 10 debit or credit cards with full PCI compliance. From only £39.95 sign up fee and £9.95 per month.
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Any comments or questions regarding the CardsSafe system?

Our staff will be more then happy to help. Give us a call on 0845 500 1040 or drop us an email at service@cardssafe.com. Happy to help!