BSL events

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Talks highlight paintings in the National Gallery's collection and special exhibitions, inviting you to respond through discussion. All talks are open to everyone.

Further information for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Contact us: text: 020 7747 2864 

BSL interpreted events are generously supported by The BAND Trust and the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

October 2017

Detail from John Everett Millais, 'Mariana', 1851 © Tate, London 2015
BSL talk

Friday 27 October, 6.30–7.30pm 

Sainsbury Wing Meeting Point

November 2017

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and workshop, Odalisque in Grisaille (detail), about 1824-34  © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence
BSL talk

Friday 24 November, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Meeting Point


Occasional talks are accompanied by live speech-to-text transcription supported by STAGETEXT [external link] to provide further access for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors