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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.

If you have any special access requirements, please call us on +44 (0)20 7747 2885 and we’ll be happy to help.

Find out more

Tickets


Entry to The National Gallery is currently ticketed. All visits must be booked in advance online to help us manage the number of people in the Gallery and limit queuing.  For visitors with access requirements we are operating a dedicated phone line +44 (0)20 7747 2885.

Entrance to the collection is free.

Complimentary carer ticket

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

Need help booking ticket(s)?

If you're a Member: membership@ng-london.org.uk

For Gallery entry ticket: galleryentrytickets@ng-london.org.uk

Exhibition tickets: tickets@ng-london.org.uk

See what's on

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. Check TFL for latest info

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.

Tours


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

For the safety of our visitors BSL tours are currently not available. We are working to resolve this. 

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

For the safety of our visitors audio tours are currently not available. We are working to resolve this. 

Other facilities available on site


Prayer room

First aid room

Contact us


Members of staff are on hand to support your visit.

General access queries: Contact Information on 020 7747 2885 or email information@ng-london.org.uk 

Access events: Education on 020 7747 2864 or email education@ng-london.org.uk

Rough Guides accessibility logo 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.