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Whitechapel Art Gallery

 Whitechapel Art Gallery, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX

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Tel: 0207 522 7888 Minicom: 0207 522 7854
Email: info@whitechapel.org
Web: www.whitechapel.org

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Information logo  What is here
This is a great place to see art exhibitions and events.
On Thursday evening the gallery is open late. You can go and hear people read their poetry or listen to live music.
You can check their website to find out what is on.

Youth or community groups can book workshops or hear a talk about the gallery. You can have as many as 15 people in your group.
To find out your group could do there phone Kate Squires on 0207 522 7857.

The gallery can give private tours for people with visual impairments.

There is a shop which sells books about art and a café which has good food.
It is a good idea to phone and book a table if you want to go with a big group and eat on a Thursday evening.

The Whitechapel hires out rooms for private functions.
Opening hours logo  Opening hours
Sunday 11.00pm - 6.00pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00pm - 6.00pm
Wednesday 11.00pm - 6.00pm
Thursday 11.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday 11.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00pm - 6.00pm
   Cost or concessions
It's free to visit the Whitechapel Gallery.

The gallery always has one show a year that you have to pay to see.
But you don't need to pay if you go on a Thursday evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

A bowl of soup with bread and cup of tea costs about £4.00. There are concessions for people with disabilities so ask about cheaper prices.
   Getting there
Nearest landmark:
Whitechapel gallery is next door to Aldgate East underground station. The gallery is about 140 metres from Whitechapel underground station. Click here to see a map from Streetmap.
Parking logo  Parking
There is 1 accessible parking space in front of the gallery. You can park there for 3 hours.

The nearest public car park is in Spreadeagle Yard, just off Whitechapel High Street. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday it opens at 7.00am and closes at 7.00pm.
On Saturday the car park is closed.
On Sunday it opens at 8.30am and closes at 2.30pm.
If you want to find out more or book a parking space phone 07939 236571.

There is also an NCP car park on Buckle Street.
If you want to find out more or book a parking space phone 0207 481 5955.
Bus logo  Local mobility bus
25 and 205 are the nearest fully accessible buses, they stop outside.
25 is the nearest fully accessible night bus.
Tube logo  Tube
(Hammersmith & City line) - Aldgate East underground station is about 170 metres from Whitechapel gallery.
Hammersmith & City line underground station is not accessible for wheelchair users.

(Hammersmith & City line, District and East London Line) - Whitechapel underground station is about 900 metres from Whitechapel gallery.
Hammersmith & City line underground station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
DLR symbol
Tower Gateway Station is about 850 metres from the Whitechapel gallery.
Tower Gateway Station is accessible for wheelchair users.
   British Rail
Liverpool Street mainline station is about 1000 metres from Whitechapel gallery.
Liverpool Street mainline station is accessible for wheelchair users.
There is an accessible toilet in the station.
Wheelchair access logo  Approach/external access
The way through the main entrance is flat with lots of space.
   Internal access
The minimum doorway width is 850mm wide.
There are 3 levels in the Whitechapel Art gallery.
There is a service lift, it has very wide doors, you need to ask a member of staff to use the lift. The galleries are fully accessible via lift.
Wheelchair facilities logo Accessible toilets
There is an accessible toilet with hand rails - it is unisex.
The staff can show you where it is.
The doorway is 850mm.
There is a baby change in the toilet that is not adapted.
   Support and equipment
The Whitechapel gallery has large print information about the art exhibits and gallery access at reception.
They have also made audio tapes which the Royal National Institute for the Blind can send out.

If you have a visual impairment you can have a tour of the gallery and art exhibits with a staff member who is trained in visual description. You can book it in before you go or on the day.

On some Sundays there are talks in British Sign Language (BSL) or Sign Supported English (SSE). These talks are called Sunday Sightlines. You can find out about them on their website, www.whitechapel.org
The staff were really friendly and helpful on our visit.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
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