Audio Described Tour | National

Enjoy a descriptive audio tour of some of the best-loved artworks on display at the National. The selected highlights range over 500 years and are all part of the National Galleries of Scotland’s world-class art collection.

This guide, which has been developed specifically for people with visual impairments, features detailed descriptions of artworks together with information about the context in which works were created and on artistic techniques.

There are seven paintings on this tour and each description lasts between 2 and 5 minutes. Gallery staff are available to help you locate any of the paintings.

This content is part of our Visually Impaired Programme that also includes tours of the:

Sculpture Park at the Modern

Highlights at the Portrait

The tour is about 30 minutes long and can also be accessed via Soundcloud and Smartify.

John Constable

Dedham Vale

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Sir Edwin Landseer

The Monarch of the Glen
(About 1851)

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Thomas Gainsborough

The Honourable Mrs Graham (1757 - 1792)
(1775 - 1777)

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James Drummond

The Porteous Mob

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Jan van Huysum

Flower Still Life with Bird's Nest
(About 1718)

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Sir Anthony van Dyck

The Lomellini Family
(About 1625 - 1627)

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Diego Velázquez

An Old Woman Cooking Eggs

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Jacopo Bassano

The Adoration of the Kings
(Early 1540s)

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Sandro Botticelli

The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child
(About 1485)

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22 October 2021