Offered to deaf and hard of hearing visitors
Banqueting House is closed until further notice but is open for private events and weddings. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Join our British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters in the Main Hall of Banqueting House to learn more about the history of this magnificent building.
Our interpreters will be in the Main Hall from 11:00 to 13:00 on selected Saturdays.
Our Hidden History talk (with BSL interpretation) will start at 11:30. The talks last about 10-20 minutes and the topic varies each month.
At other times between 11:00 and 13:00, our BSL interpreters will be available to interpret questions and the Handling Collection.
When you arrive in the Main Hall look for our BSL interpreter, who will be wearing a purple vest with 'BSL interpreter' on the back.
Please be aware that the lift to the Main Hall is not available on Saturdays.
Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to contact the Banqueting House team and inform them of their visit.
Banqueting House reserves the right to move or cancel planned BSL interpreter dates at short notice, although we will endeavour to avoid this wherever possible.
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