Plan your visit

Discover a selection of must-see objects from the collection, suggestions for self-guided visits and our immersive audio experience powered by the Smartify app.

Up to 30 minutes at the Sainsbury Centre

Spend time with a new friend. Find a piece in the collection you’ve not noticed before, learn their story using the Smartify app, make their acquaintance by drawing their portrait, notice their character, colours, patination, lines and curves.

Explore the Mezzanine Gallery.

Take a walk around the broad, soaking in the views of our beautiful Sculpture Park and discover renowned works by Henry Moore, Anthony Caro, Leiko Ikemura and many more.

1-2 hours at the Sainsbury Centre


Visit the latest special exhibitions. Don’t miss the free daily exhibitions tour at 11.30.

Embark on a self-guided Living Art tour using the Smartify app.

Enjoy a drink or light snack at The Terrace Cafe.


Explore our current season of exhibitions. Check our website or ask our friendly reception team to find out what’s on.

Join the free guided tour of the Living Area at 14.00 for a deeper exploration of the permanent collection.

Download the Smartify app and explore the Living Art tour, an interactive experience you won’t want to miss.

All day visit to the Sainsbury Centre

Start your day with a delightful coffee and cake at The Terrace Cafe.

Immerse yourself in the current season’s exhibitions with a free guided tour.

After the tour, take a refreshing stroll through the Sculpture Park.

Indulge in a delicious lunch break at the Modern Life Cafe.

Enjoy a free guided tour of the permanent collection.

Explore the Living Art and Sharing Stories tours on the Smartify app.

Don’t miss a browse through the Sainsbury Centre shop before you leave.

Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories empowers you to choose the voice of the artwork you want to listen to through your own smart phone or device. In this bespoke interactive audio experience, more than thirty contributors from all around the world help reveal the intimate relationships anyone can form with art. Choose between artist, expert or lived experience and build the relationship that feels right for you.

How to use:
1. Download the free Smartify app to your mobile phone at
2. Click ‘Explore’ in the app and search for ‘Sainsbury Centre’
3. Browse our audio tours and click on ‘Sharing Stories’