BSL Tour of Smoke and Mirrors

  • Gallery tour
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of visitors exploring the exhibition, Smoke and Mirrors at Wellcome Collection. Photograph shows a man and a women in the foreground discussing an object in a display case. Behind them is a large colourful poster and other gallery visitors.
Smoke and Mirrors exhibition, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you'll do

Join Becky for a BSL-interpreted tour of the Smoke and Mirrors exhibition and take a closer look at the histories, mysteries and misconceptions that surround magic in Western culture. Explore the psychology behind our susceptibility to deception and why magic continues to fascinate.

Becky, your tour guide, will be joined by Michelle, a qualified British Sign Language Interpreter.

Everyone will meet at the information point on Level 0 before the tour in Gallery 1.

About your guides

Photograph of Becky Buckman

Becky Buckman

Becky is a Visitor Experience Assistant bringing Wellcome Collection's objects and themes to life for visitors through a range of activities. She is particularly interested in highlighting legacies of colonialism and exploring how people have expressed their identities throughout history.

Photograph of Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood

Michelle has been a qualified British Sign Language Interpreter for 15 years and has been working with the Wellcome Collection for the last 5 years. She loves being a small part of the team who ensure that the Deaf Community are able to access what, in her view, is one of the best places in London.