Audio guides

Audio guides

Audio guides

Find out about the people who shaped the world today through our award winning multi media guides

The lightweight handheld multimedia guides features audio commentary on over 300 portraits on display in the Gallery, as well as films from the Gallery's curators highlighting the Gallery's key portraits and exclusive interviews with artists and sitters.

£3

Available from the Information Desk in the Main Hall. To help guard against loss, an ID-deposit is required when borrowing a multi-media guide player. Only official forms of ID are accepted. The audio guide is free of charge to disabled visitors.

The audio guide includes the introductory video and the highlights tour interpreted in British Sign Language or with subtitles.

For visitors with visual impairment, audio-descriptions of selected Collection works are available on raised-button players, without screens, free of charge.

Themed tours

Listen to up to five themed tours:

  • Highlights of the Collection

  • Kings and Queens

  • Science and Discovery

  • Fame and Celebrity

  • Writers

Family audio guide

The family audio guide contains four tours for young visitors aged 7-11 and their parents or carers. Follow the trails to find out about the amazing stories about the people in the portraits

  • £6 for up to 5 audio players

  • £4 for two audio players (one adult and one child)

  • Available from the Information Desk in the Main Hall

Languages

The audio guide is available in the following languages:

  • english English

  • french French

  • german German

  • english Italian

  • jp Japanese

  • spanish Spanish