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Blind and partially sighted visitors

We offer a range of facilities and events for blind and partially sighted visitors, to help you get more from the paintings.

Audio Introduction to the Gallery
Find out what's on offer – 3 mins
Audio Introduction to the Gallery


Gallery entry

The collection of paintings is on level 2 of the building and entrance is free for everyone. Assistance animals are welcome.

All visits must be booked in advance online to help us manage the number of people in the Gallery and limit queuing.

Find out more


Exhibitions are held in the Sainsbury Wing on Level −2 and in various rooms in the main building. We provide:

  • Exhibition videos and films have subtitles and transcripts
  • Water for assistance dogs

To order a large print transcript to collect when you visit, phone 020 7747 2885

Find out more about our exhibitions

Need help booking ticket(s)?

If you're a Member:

For Gallery entry ticket:

Exhibition tickets:


We run exciting verbal description sessions on the paintings for blind and partially sighted visitors. See what's on and book a place:

All Art Through Words Sessions

Art Through Words
Sessions at the Gallery for blind and partially sighted visitors
5 mins 5 secs

Contact us

Members of staff are on hand to support your visit.

General access queries: Contact Information on 020 7747 2885 or email 

Access events: Education on 020 7747 2864 or email