For assistance with planning your visit around the Gallery contact the Visitor Services team:
T +44 (0)20 7522 7888
E email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our entrance is at street level and all the galleries are wheelchair accessible. All levels are lift-accessible and there are two lifts serving different parts of the building:
Situated in the Foyer opposite the Cloakroom and serves the following areas:
Level -1 for the baby change and public facilities
Level 0 for Information Desk, Cloakroom, Bookshop, Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, the Zilkha Auditorium and Galleries 1 & 2.
Level 1A for Gallery 4 & Reading Room
Level 1B for Galleries 5, 6 & 7
Level 1C for Galleries 8 & 9
A staff-operated lift and serves the following areas:
Level 0 for the Information Desk, Cloakroom, Bookshop, Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room. the Zilkha Auditorium and Galleries 1 & 2
Level 1C for Galleries 8 & 9
Wheelchairs are available on request at the Information Desk.
Portable folding chairs are available from the Cloakroom Desk.
Guide dogs, hearing and registered assistance dogs are welcome. Staff can provide a bowl of water. If you want to bring your guide or hearing dog to an event in the Zilkha Auditorium, please call +44 (0)20 7522 7888 in advance to reserve a seat next to the aisle.
Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available on the ground and basement levels.
Audio Description Tours
Free, guided audio description tours of exhibitions are available for blind and partially sighted visitors.
This summer, the tours will focus on ISelf Collection: Self-portrait as the Billy Goat and A Handful of Dust on the following dates:
Wed 21 Jun, 11.30am
Sat 22 Jul, 11.30am
Wed 16 Aug, 11.30am
A free audio description workshop with tactile images focusing on the major exhibitions A Handful of Dust and ISelf Collection: Self-Portrait as the Billy Goat. The event is for blind and partially sighted visitors.
Informal introductions and tours can be given to blind and partially sighted visitors. These must be booked in advance.
To book a free place, please contact us.
Email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7522 7888.
Large print information about exhibitions, events and facilities can be collected from the Information Desk and cloakroom. Large print exhibition labels and interpretation texts are kept with gallery assistants.
Downloadable versions are also available:
Season Guide May-August 2017
Gallery 1 Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome
Gallery 4 Q&A: Artists in Conversation
Gallery 5 & 6 Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
Gallery 8 A Handful of Dust
If you require alternative formats please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tactile raised image booklets
Tactile raised image booklets for the visually impaired accompany key Whitechapel Gallery exhibitions. Including written text, raised image booklets are designed to enhance the visitor experience for those with visual impairment.
Ask at the information desk or for more information contact email@example.com
Transcripts are available for selected exhibitions. Please contact the Information Desk in advance on 020 7522 7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zilkha Auditorium, Study Studio and Creative Studios are equipped with induction loops.
Speakers giving talks in the galleries wear portable induction loops. There are 4 portable receivers, which can be borrowed from the Information Desk.
Transcripts can be prepared for some film content. Please contact the Information Desk in advance on 020 7522 7888 or email email@example.com
Free, guided BSL tours of exhibitions are available each season.
The A Handful of Dust BSL Tour with Chisato Minamimura will be held on Fri 14 Jul, 3pm.
The gallery uses the DMS to alert users by text message when the fire alarm sounds. Users who wish to use the system should text ‘wghfas’ to 078600 35999. To leave the system, please text STOP wghfas to the same number.