Audio guides

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

To purchase an audio tour visit one of the Audio Guide desks, located at the Sainsbury Wing Level 2 and the Portico Entrance (no level access).


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, Life of Christ and Be Inspired, and tours for families (in English only).

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

An audio tour for blind and partially sighted visitors is also available.

Group bookings

For group audio guide bookings please email or phone 020 7747 6036.