Tactile artworks and alternative interpretation
The gallery has a number of tactile artworks and a painting which is brought to life in a sound and light display.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Donations welcome, free entry
The gallery has a number of tactile artworks available for visitors:
- A tactile reinterpretation of the Gerrard Robinson woodcarving is available in the Northern Spirit gallery.
- A tactile interactive explaining the different textures within a portrait of Thomas Bewick.
- A tactile reproduction of the bust of the Gallery’s founder Alexander Laing.
- A bronze and marble tactile piece which explains the Frosterley Marble tiles in the Marble Hall.
- 'The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah', by the artist John Martin, is a painting which is brought to life in a sound and light display in Northern Spirit gallery.
Large print labels can be provided on request for all temporary exhibitions and most of the permanent displays.
Our exhibitions and displays are intended to be accessible for as wide a range of visitors as possible. Labels are written in clear print. Light levels are usually good, but some areas may have low light levels in order to avoid damage to the objects on display.
More information about accessibility can be found here.