Art Galleries and Museums
The Royal Academy runs special events for blind and partially sighted visitors.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the mailing list.
Art and paintings described for you
Tate Modern Gallery Touch Tours
The British Museum offers touch tours for the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery and the Parthenon Sculptures, which has Braille labels and plaster cast reliefs of the sculptures. Information is at the bottom of the page:
The Wellcome Collection runs special events with audio description.
The Natural History Museum offers downloadable description of Images of Nature Gallery
Audio Bookclub – Thomas Pocklington Trust
Weekly activities – Southwark Resource Centre: 10 Bradenham Close, Westmoreland Road, SE17 2QB
Computers and IT , Art & Craft, Healthy Eating & Cooking, Dance & Exercise.
Contact Clarissa Ferguson
0207 403 6184 or
Cinema and Theatre
VocalEyes provides audio description for theatre performances, films, museums and architecture. vocaleyes.co.uk
The National Theatre offers audio described performances of most productions
Information about film audio description in cinema and on DVD at
Crusoe Club Blackfriars Settlement
Blackfriars Settlement 90-94 Great Suffolk Street
London SE1 0BE
Contact Tina Johnson (020) 7928 9521
Kew Gardens offers special Discovery Tours
Lambeth Library Facilities
If you live in Lambeth you can go to any library and staff will explain the library’s magnifying and text-to-speech resources which make it possible for VIPs to read books and documents and use the internet in the library.
London Elephants Goalball
London Elephants Goalball club is based in Elephant and Castle. Goalball is a Paralympic sport specifically designed for partially sighted and blind people.
Music for Blind Children
The Amber Trust
Southwark Pensioners VI group
Tuesday Afternoons – fortnightly. Contact Jason Green
305-307 Camberwell Road
London SE5 0HQ
020 7708 4556
South East London Vision (SELVis)
South East London Vision (SELVis) is a registered charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
020 3815 3660
Surfing the Web
This site is full of useful links, including an accessible Google search box at the bottom of the page
Time and Talents
Fortnightly meetings : social activities including occasional day trips.
Alternate Thursdays 0207 232 5667 for details
The Old Mortuary, St MaryChurch Street, Rotherhithe SE16 4JE
For Christians with sight loss.
Local group meets monthly at the Grove Chapel, Camberwell Grove SE5.
Contact David Arthur 7274 1835 for more information,
TV and Radio
RNIB special radio station for blind and partially sighted people broadcasts 24 hours a day
You can also listen on your TV via Sky Channel 0188 and on freesat channel 777
Now meeting in South Wing Committee Room St Thomas’ Hospital every SATURDAY morning
Ring us on 07770 381 758 and tell us if you are interested in joining us
The VocalEyes website lists audio-described performances and tours at theatres, museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK.
Our team of professional describers provide many of these, but we also list events provided independently.
Wednesday Club at St Thomas’ Hospital
Wednesday Club For Visually Impaired People
All sessions take place in the Iris Clinic, South Wing Eye Dept from 2pm to 3.30pm
Click here for forthcoming events