BSL events

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Talks highlight paintings in the National Gallery's collection and special exhibitions, inviting you to respond through discussion. All talks are open to everyone.

Further information for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Contact us: text: 020 7747 2864 fax: 020 7747 2431

BSL interpreted events are generously supported by The BAND Trust and the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

January 2017

Detail from Canaletto, Venice: The Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo, about 1740
BSL talk

Friday 27 January, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

February 2017

George Stubbs, 'The Milbanke and Melbourne Families', about 1769
BSL relaxed talk and draw

Friday 24 February, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

March 2017

Detail from Paolo Veronese, The Family of Darius before Alexander, 1565-7
BSL talk

Friday 31 March, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk


Occasional talks are accompanied by live speech-to-text transcription supported by STAGETEXT [external link] to provide further access for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors