Free

AD Tour of Smoke and Mirrors

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  • Gallery tour
  • Audio described
Photograph of a Visitor Experience Assistant conducting a tour of an exhibition at Wellcome Collection.

What you’ll do

Join Visitor Experience Assistant Sarah Bentley for an audio-described tour exploring how magic works on – and in – your mind. You’ll learn about the mediums who conjured spirits and the psychologists who tried to expose them, the magicians and ‘glamorous assistants’ skilled in misdirection, and the mentalists who use their trickery on our unreliable brains.

Sarah is trained in audio-description by VocalEyes and has designed her tour for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

About your host

Photograph of Sarah Bentley

Sarah Bentley

Sarah is a Visitor Experience Assistant and guide. In the pursuit of her tour research for Wellcome Collection she has trained in shiatsu, a form of massage derived from Chinese medicine, learned a lost slang called Polari, tried an ancient Greek sleep cure and built a replica spirit-rapping hand.

Dates

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Need to know

Location

We’ll meet at the Information Point, which is on level 0, directly in front of you as you enter Wellcome Collection.

Audio described

This event will be audio described for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Places are free but very limited. If you would like to come along, email access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.