Whitechapel Gallery Gallery 1 2015. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

Access Made Easy - Video

A video tour of the Whitechapel Gallery

Lift access

Our passenger lift gives step-free access to all floors of the gallery. All of our current exhibitions can be reached through using the lift. 4 people max capacity.

Borrowing wheelchairs & seating

Unfortunately, have only one wheelchair currently available for guests. If you will need to use this, you can book it by emailing access@whitechapelgallery.org.

You can also ask upon arrival at the Information Desk.

Portable folding chairs are available from the Cloakroom Desk.

Assistance Animals

Guide dogs, hearing and 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.

Toilets and baby care facilities

Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available on the ground and basement levels.

Separate Mens’ and Ladies’ toilet facilities, and a single all-gender cubicle can be found on the basement level.

The Gallery actively supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-noncomforming visitors and staff in their right to use our facilities without facing discrimination. If you experience behaviour which makes you feel uncomfortable when using our facilities, please let a member of staff know.

If you would like to share any feedback about how our facilities could be improved, you can contact info@whitechapelgallery.org




Audio Description

Audio Descriptions

Free, guided audio described tours of our exhibitions are available each season. For more information and to book a free place, please email access@whitechapelgallery.org or call +44 (0)20 7522 7888.

The audio description of our Spring Season Zineb Sedira: Dreams Have No Titles can be found below, or you can follow the link here to listen through our SoundCloud.


Current Exhibitions:

For alternative formats please email access@whitechapelgallery.org

Large Print

Large Print

For every season, we have a Large Print version of our season guide and any art labels and gallery text used within our exhibition spaces.

If you would like a physical copy of the  to use this, please ask at the Information Desk or any member of our Front-of-House staff.

Subtitles and transcripts

When there are videos in an exhibition, we will always aim to have the videos captioned.

If this is not possible, transcripts will be prepared for the film content.

The transcripts will be available from the information desk, but if you would like a copy in advance, please contact the Information Desk in advance on 020 7522 7888 or email access@whitechapelgallery.org




British Sign Language (BSL)

BSL Tours

Free, guided BSL tours of exhibitions are available each season.

To book a free place, please email access@whitechapelgallery.org or call +44 (0)20 7522 7888.

Unfortunately, we are currently not able to provide BSL for our events and public programming.

Induction Loop

Unfortunately, we do not have a working induction loop throughout the gallery.

We do, however, have a portable induction loop that can be used throughout the gallery spaces and for events.

To book the induction loop or to get more information, please email access@whitechapelgallery.org


Deaf Messaging Service (DMS)

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.