AD Tour of Smoke and Mirrors

  • Gallery tour
  • Audio described
Photograph of a Visitor Experience Assistant conducting a tour of an exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
Visitor Experience Assistant tour at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

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.