Digital guide

Download our free digital guide on Bloomberg Connects to enhance your visit

Three screenshots from the digital guide, showing the director's welcome, audio tour and an audio clip

Please remember to bring your own headphones on your visit in order to use the audio content.

Hear from Nicholas Cullinan OBE, the Gallery’s Director, and find interviews with both artists and sitters – including Malala Yousafzai and Michael Armitage. 

For visitors with visual impairments, audio-descriptions of selected Collection works will be available on the digital guide. Audio-described versions of selected in-gallery films are available on our website and can be accessed via QR codes in the galleries.

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Meet the portraits

Explore the famous faces and much-loved works on display through our Meet the portraits audio tour (running time 60 minutes).

Available in:

  • English (with captions)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • British Sign Language

An audio-described version of the tour is available, both on the digital guide and via raised button players and a tactile map available at the Information Desk, Floor 0.

Collage of 18 portraits in 3 rows

Changemakers and campaigners

Hear stories including those of suffragette Dame Christabel Pankhurst, abolitionist Olaudah Equiano and environmental campaigner Sir David Attenborough in this 30 minute tour of activists in the NPG's Collection.

Art historian, writer, and founder of @ablackhistoryofart Alayo Akinkugbe takes you through works from the 18th century to the present day, with members of the NPG's Youth Forum also sharing the individuals in the Collection who have inspired them.

Screenshot of Olaudah Equiano Changemakers and campaigners audio content
Screenshot of Malala Yousafzai Changemakers and campaigners audio content
Screenshot of Derek Jarman Changemakers and campaigners audio content

Exclusive exhibition content

Download the app to explore exclusive exhibition content, while at the exhibition or from home.

For Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023 access audio commentary from the winning photographers as well as exhibition curator Sabina Jaskot-Gill on the themes of this year's prize. 

For The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure, unlock reflections from artists Thomas J Price, Amy Sherald, Claudette Johnson and Jordan Casteel, as well as the chance to hear from exhibition curator Ekow Eshun.

Catch up on our previous exhibitions David Hockney: Drawing from Life, Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm and Yevonde: Life and Colour on the app, with audio from David Hockney, Paul McCartney, and the exhibition curators. You can also explore unseen images from Yevonde's colour archive.

Screenshot of the digital guide showing content for the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize
Screenshot of the digital guide for The Time is Always Now, with audio from Ekow Eshun, Thomas J Price, Amy Sheral and Claudette Johnson
Screenshot of the digital guide for The Time is Always Now, with audio from Ekow Eshun and Jordan Casteel

Download the guide

You can download the Bloomberg Connects App on your phone's App store and Google Play, either before your visit or via the Gallery's free Wi-Fi.

Please remember to bring your own headphones on your visit in order to use the audio content.

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About

The Bloomberg Connects app is a free digital guide to cultural organisations around the world that makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture from mobile devices, anytime, anywhere. The app offers information about current exhibitions at a portfolio of over 150 participating cultural partners through dynamic content tailored to each organisation. Participating collections currently include botanical gardens, performance venues, outdoor sculpture parks, and world-class museums. Features include expert commentary, video highlights, pinch-and-zoom capability and exhibition maps. The app can be downloaded for free via Google Play or the App Store.