Visual Impairment

Welcome! On this page you will find information about events and resources that have been created specifically with people with a visual impairment in mind.  

Take part

Visually Impaired Programme

Join us for free, relaxed and sociable art sessions that take place online or live in the gallery on the third Wednesday of every month. 

Audio described tours and talks

Audio Described tours

Audio Described tours

Explore artworks in the collection and exhibitions through audio described tours. Listen to these audio tours from home or at the gallery using your own device (via Soundcloud and Smartify

Audio described tour | Sculpture park

Join Artist, Juliana Capes as she takes you on a touch tour of the sculpture park at Modern. 

Audio described tour | National

Enjoy an audio described tour of some of the best-loved artworks on display at the National.

Audio described tour | Portrait

Enjoy an audio described tours tour of iconic portraits at the Portrait. 

Audio described tour | Conversations with the Collection

Enjoy a selection of audio descriptions of artworks at the Modern One. 

Audio described gallery introductions

Enjoy audio described introductions to the National, Modern One, Modern Two and the Modern sculpture park, featuring descriptions of the buildings and their layout, information about artworks on display and the facilities available. Listen to these introductions from home or at the gallery using your own device.

Descriptive audio talks

Descriptive audio talks

In the Mind’s Eye is a series of descriptive talks which take a mindful, closer look at artworks and invite you to take your time, to contemplate and to notice. 



Everyone is welcome at the National Galleries of Scotland. 

Find out how we make our buildings, services and programmes as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

Learning & Engagement contact details

If you're looking for more information on our learning programmes, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to advise and help plan your group visit.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

[email protected]