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Access

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.

BSL: gallery introduction
BSL introduction to the Gallery
3 mins 20 secs

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.

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 2885.

There are three designated parking bays on St Martin's Street. Please phone Westminster Parking Information Service on 020 7823 4567 for more information.

Public car parks are available nearby in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

Complimentary carer ticket

A complimentary carer ticket can be booked with each disabled ticket.

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.

This tour is available free of charge for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Read more about the BSL tour

Audio tour for blind and partially sighted visitors

An audio tour featuring 23 highlight paintings from the collection, offering detailed and evocative descriptions of art works. 

This tour is available free of charge for visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Read more about the tour for blind and partially sighted visitors

Contact us

Contact Information on 020 7747 2885 or email information@ng-london.org.uk for all general access queries

Contact Education on 020 7747 2864 or email education@ng-london.org.uk if you have a query about an access event

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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