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The National Gallery aims to make access to the paintings enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public. There are a range of facilities to help you see the collection, visit exhibitions and come to events.

The Gallery offers British Sign Language-interpreted talks on paintings for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and art sessions for visitors who are blind and partially sighted.

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School groups

For school groups, the Gallery can also offer sessions using multi-sensory materials for students who are blind and partially sighted, and for students with learning disabilities. Find out more

Accessible transport

The nearest tube station with step-free access from platform to street level is Westminster station, on the Jubilee, District and Circle lines. Then take buses: 12, 24, 88 or 453.

For bus stops, see bus map

Badge-holder parking

There is one designated parking space on Orange Street for National Gallery visitors only.

48 hours advance booking is required on 020 7747 2590.

For more options, see map

Exhibition tickets

Visitors with disabilities can get discounts on exhibition tickets and bring an escort free of charge.

Entrance to the Collection of paintings is free.

See what's on

BSL multimedia tour

A multimedia tour featuring 23 highlight paintings from the collection and video clips with BSL commentary is available to purchase from the Audio Guide desks.

Read more about the BSL tour

Contact us

Contact Information on 020 7747 2590 or email for all general access queries

Contact Education on 020 7747 2864 or email if you have a query about an access event

Further access information

Visit DisabledGo [external website] for comprehensive access information on the National Gallery and other London tourist attractions

National Gallery has received a highly commended award in the national Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards as one of the top accessible attractions in the UK in the Best Free Venue category.

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