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.

Our talks are open to everyone. Tickets are free but please contact us to reserve your space.

Contact us: or 020 7747 2864 

For popular events, tickets will be prioritised for BSL users and visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Further information for visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing

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

January 2019

Rachel Maclean, 'The Queen', 2013. Commissioned and published by Edinburgh Printmakers © Rachel Maclean
BSL talk
BSL – interpreted talk

Friday 25 January, 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