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Audio guides

The National Gallery offers a range of audio tours through hand-held personal devices, covering both the collection and special exhibitions.

Audio guides can be bought from Sainsbury Wing Level 0 and Sainsbury Wing Level 2. 


The Collection tour, with commentaries on more than 1,000 paintings, offers a self-guided tour.

Or you might prefer to explore 80 highlight paintings in the collection with the Essential Audio Tour, available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Dutch.

There is also a choice of themed tours, such as Sounds of the Gallery and Life of Christ and Be Inspired (in English only).

A British Sign Language multimedia tour is also available free of charge for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

An audio tour for blind and partially sighted visitors is also available. This tour is free of charge for visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Group bookings

For group audio guide bookings please email