Learning Exhibition Access Tour

SKATEBOARD: Audio Described Tour

Join guide Andrew Mashigo for an audio-described tour of the exhibition SKATEBOARD for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions.

Exhibition photography by Felix Speller

What to expect

Join Andrew Mashigo for a group tour describing highlights of the SKATEBOARD exhibition. Within the elegantly simple parameters of its key components – deck, trucks and wheels – skaters have repeatedly re-designed the skateboard to suit their performance style and surroundings. Since the 1950s, skateboarding has developed from a novel children’s hobby into one of the most popular, accessible, and spectacular sports in the world.

– Tour: 10:30 – 12:00 in Level -1 gallery

– Key visual elements referred to during the tour will be described by the guide


Andrew Mashigo

Mashigo is an artist and museum educator who works collaboratively with blind and visually impaired creative practitioners to develop workshops, exhibitions and tours. He is also the founder of MaMoMi, a community interest social enterprise which enhances the experiences available to the visually impaired, deaf-blind and those at risk of exclusion.

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Booking information

Pre-booking required.

Tour: 10:30 – 12:00 in Level -1 gallery

Due to limited capacity, this tour is only for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions. Assistance dogs are welcome.

– Please ensure you only book if you plan to attend and please cancel your booking in advance if your availability changes.

– Suitable Age: 16 +
Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Pay-What-You-Can supports visitors who might find the standard ticket price a barrier.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for further information.

The exhibition


Sponsored by Converse. The first major UK exhibition to map the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, performance and communities progressing together. The exhibition is also host to a skateboard ramp – skaters can book an Open Skate session + exhibition ticket combined.

Background image: SKATEBOARD exhibition photographed by Felix Speller.