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Collection audio tour

Discover hidden stories, hear from expert speakers, and learn about our world-famous collection. Make the very most of your time here with this self-guided audio tour of the National Gallery.

This year, we’re celebrating 200 years of bringing people and paintings together. We are a place for everyone, and we hope you enjoy your visit during our Bicentenary.


Collection audio tour £5

Available languages:

English, Italian, French

More languages coming soon.

What you'll get in your tour

This specially curated audio guide of the collection for our Bicentenary takes you to highlight paintings in a self-guided tour. Our expert speakers, from curators and fashion historians to sports people, will bring to life the stories behind the paintings.

You’ll need to bring your own mobile device, like a phone or tablet, to access the tour either on the web or the Smartify app. Then you can enjoy it at your own pace. And don’t forget your headphones, which are essential for the best listening experience!

The guide will show you a map and instructions of how to navigate between the paintings on the tour.

National Gallery audio tours are powered by Smartify.

Explore the collection

You can also access, for free, additional information about all our paintings on display. Find this on our website collection pages or with our digital guide, powered by Smartify.

Scan our paintings with the Smartify app during your visit to read additional content on your phone or tablet. You can even save your favourite paintings to your collection to explore when you get home.

Highlight paintings from our collection have free BSL video descriptions and audio descriptions, accessible on our website collection pages and the Smartify app. More of these are coming soon.

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