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 

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

March 2018

Rembrandt, 'Self Portrait at the Age of 63'
BSL talk
BSL – interpreted talk

Friday 23 March, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

April 2018

Detail from Bernardo Bellotto, ‘The Fortress of Königstein from the North’, about 1756-8
BSL talk
BSL–interpreted talk

Friday 27 April, 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