29 August 2024

A Free BSL Tour for D/deaf and Hearing Impaired Adults

Join us for an exclusive BSL tour of Bristol Museums’ special exhibition celebrating John Constable’s iconic painting The Hay Wain, currently on loan from The National Gallery.

In this tour we will explore the evolution of landscape art, from the 17th Century artists who influenced Constable’s work, through to the modern paintings, installations and films sending a more overt political message today. As well as BSL interpretation, you will have the opportunity to handle various items representative of the exhibits.

BSL Tour will be led by Jemima Buoy

Funded by Bristol Museums Development Trust



Will be available for anyone who needs it


Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the break. Please do get in contact if you have any allergies using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Water will be available for assistance dogs.

Getting here

Bus numbers 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 and 72 all travel past the museum up

Park Street and from the Clifton Triangle.

Parking & Sighted guides

If you require a free parking space or sighted guide please email [email protected] or leave a message on 0117 922 3571 including your contact number and reason for calling.


Please arrive at the museum and enter the building to the left of the main entrance on Queens Road. The double glass doors to the museum will be just past some bollards and down a short curved driveway.

Our team will be on hand to greet you and guide you into the building. If you are parking on university road and would prefer to access the museum via our side entrance please do get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Access facilities

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• Level entry through electronic doors (to the left of the main entrance).

• A platform lift into the museum from the main entrance.

• A passenger lift with tactile buttons to all public areas except Sea Dragons.

• Two adult-sized wheelchairs for loan.

• Induction loop at the Welcome Desk.

• Some seating – we can arrange more if you need it

• A wheelchair accessible toilet

• Assistance dogs welcome


If you have further enquiries about this workshop or would prefer to book a place by email please email [email protected] or phone 0117 922 3571 to leave a message – including your contact number and reason for calling.

Bristol Exhibition Sponsors

With thanks to HR WorldThe CR Group and Maru for sponsoring the Bristol exhibition.

With thanks

This exhibition has been made possible with thanks to The National Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.


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