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Greater London & City of London Art Galleries and Museums

Greater London & City of London Art Galleries and Museums, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Greater London & City of London Attractions, Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

 

18 Stafford Terrace - Kensington - The Sambourne Family Home, booked public tour only, step through the front door of 18, you are instantly taken back in time and welcomed into the home of a Victorian family, "The house gives an insight into the personal lives of the Sambourne family, and also provides a rare example of what was known as an 'Aesthetic interior' or 'House Beautiful' style", guided and costumed tours available - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.rbkc.gov.uk

 

Bank of England Museum - "Discover the history of the Bank, its buildings, and the people who have shaped it over more than 300 years", several collections, talks and presentations, gift shop - Wheelchair access via portable ramp, "On arrival at the Museum, a member of staff will escort visitors with wheelchairs to the Bank’s main entrance to gain access via a lift", accessible toilet
www.bankofengland.co.uk

 

Barbican Art Centre - "Explore the Barbican in this do-it-yourself adventure trail for families", also Architecture Tour and Backstage Tours, "Grade II listed building...remains one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture", cafes or bars - "There is ramped access from our main entrance at Silk Street to the Level G Foyer where lifts service all levels...There is provision for wheelchair users and systems for the hard of hearing in all of our venues", the Camera Cafe has a "Changing Places" accessible toilet changing-places-icon
www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery

 

Benjamin Franklin House Grade I Georgian building, the world's only remaining Franklin home, a dynamic museum and educational facility, "between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin – scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more – lived behind its doors", Architectural tours, Historical Experience - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

 

Bloomberg SPACE - not a conventional corporate art collection, but rather a dynamic space, where artists and audiences can explore new ideas and relationships in an innovative way - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.bloombergspace.com

 

British Library - "The collection includes well over 150 million items, in most known languages. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. The Sound Archive keeps sound recordings from 19th-century cylinders to CD, DVD and MD recordings. We house 8 million stamps and other philatelic items", coffee shops, cafe, bar - "From the Ossulston Street entrance, the principal disabled entrance, there is step-free access by level surfaces and ramps...All lifts have voice announcements and controls at a height suitable for wheelchair users. They also have alarms for emergency use which are designed to be accessible...Induction loops are installed in the Conference Auditorium and portable hearing loops can be provided for use in the meeting rooms in the conference centre if requested in advance", accessible toilets on all floors
www.bl.uk

 

British Museum - over 8 million objects spanning the history of the world's cultures: from the stone tools of early man to twentieth century prints. Free tours and talks throughout the day, Object handling sessions, audio guide, exhibitions, events, cafes, shop - "There is level access at the Montague Place entrance...The majority of galleries and all special exhibitions are fully accessible...There are accessible toilets in the Great Court, the Ford Centre for Young Visitors, the Clore Education Centre and to the north of Room 66...Wheelchairs are available at both entrances to borrow...The British Sign Language (BSL) guide is available free of charge for deaf or hard of hearing visitors. The audio descriptive guide is available free of charge for blind or partially sighted visitors and others who find audio description helpful
www.britishmuseum.org

 

The Brunel Museum - Rotherhithe - "Find out about the Thames Tunnel and SS Great Eastern in this exhibition...Descend into the underground chamber where Brunel nearly drowned, the original Grand Entrance Hall", Engine House, Cafe, Terrace and Gardens (Combine your visit to the Museum with a trip to the nearby site of Brunel’s final project, the Great Eastern Launch Site) - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.brunel-museum.org.uk

 

Charles Dickens Museum - Bloomsbury - "This is the only remaining house of Charles Dickens in London and the one in which he began married life, became established as a writer, and rose rapidly to international fame. The Museum houses the world's finest and most comprehensive collection of material relating to Charles Dickens with over 100,000 items including furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions", exhibitions, cafe, shop - "Step free entrance and egress to the Museum. There is one step onto the café, but a wheelchair ramp is available. The Museum covers five floors, four of which can be accessed by our lift. Visitors should ask a staff member if they wish to use the lift. There is no lift access to the attic rooms; a touch screen interactive facility is located on the second floor which enables visitors to view the fifth floor is they are unable to use the stairs. Due to limited space within the Museum, we regret that mobility scooters cannot be accommodated...Audio Visual Guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian", accessible toilets
www.dickensmuseum.com

 

Churchill War Rooms Part of the Imperial War Museums - "Visit the secret WW2 bunker and museum that tells the story of Winston Churchill’s life and legacy...Discover the stories hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the Cabinet War Rooms. Discover more about the life and legacy of Britain's great wartime leader in the Churchill Museum", audio guide, cafe, shop - "If you have mobility issues we recommend you make your way to our front entrance via Birdcage Walk by St James Park. Once inside, the historic Churchill War Rooms is wheelchair accessible throughout", a descriptive guide is available for visitors with visual impairment, accessible toilets
www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms

 

Courtauld Institute Of Art Gallery - "The collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is displayed in the elegant setting of Somerset House, one of the city’s most dynamic cultural venues. The Gallery is particularly renowned for its unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin and the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK. The Gallery also holds an outstanding collection of drawings and prints and fine works of sculpture and decorative arts...Somerset House is a spectacular 18th century building on the banks of the Thames. Once the home of the Royal Academy of Art", cafe, shop - "The Courtauld Gallery is fully accessible to wheelchair users...a lift provides access to all levels including the galleries, café, toilets, and locker facilities...A hearing loop is installed at the Admissions Desk. Please switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position", accessible toilet and baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor
www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

 

Dulwich Picture Gallery - Dulwich Picture Gallery is England’s first public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”. "The Gallery houses a collection of over 600 works rich in European masterpieces including Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Canaletto and Poussin", Permanent Collection, Exhibitions, Lectures and Talks, Tours and Walks, garden, cafe, shop - "All areas of the Gallery are on one level...The Gallery has wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow during your visit...An induction loop operates in the Linbury Room, Art Room, ticket desks, Friends desk and Gallery shop", accessible toilets are located next to the Linbury Room.
www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art - a Grade II listed Georgian building, contains six galleries, an art library, "The Collection is known internationally for its core of Futurist works, as well as figurative art and sculpture dating from 1890 to the 1950s", cafe and bookshop - "Wheelchair access to galleries 1-2, café, shop and toilets only"
www.estorickcollection.com

 

Florence Nightingale Museum - "The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history. Located within St Thomas’ Hospital, the museum was opened in 1989 and now forms a key part of London’s medical heritage. The collection consists of personal material associated with Florence Nightingale, items relating to the Crimean War and nursing artefacts", Guided Tours, exhibitions, shop - "The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a wheelchair accessible toilet. There is a loop system for the hard of hearing"
www.florence-nightingale.co.uk

 

Foundling Museum - The Foundling Museum reveals the stories of the Foundling Hospital’s founder Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel. It houses significant collections of eighteenth-century art, interiors, social history and music, Artists’ Projects, Exhibitions, Events, activities for families, workshops, cafe, shop - "The Museum has ramped access, a lift to all floors, accessible toilets with baby-changing facilities and a cloakroom. A wheelchair, facilities for guide dogs, large print interpretation texts and magnifying glasses are also available on request"
www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

 

Freud Museum - the home of Sigmund Freud and his family, contains Freuds remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost 2,000 items fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface, "Organised by the Museum's education team, pre-booked facilitated visits include a welcome and introduction to the house, and a discussion/Q&A session", self-guided visits, exhibitions, garden, shop - "The ground floor with the key room, Freud’s study, is fully accessible by wheelchair. The first floor (with the Anna Freud Room, Video Room and Exhibition Room) is not currently accessible as there is no lift...Visitors with impaired vision can use the audio guide and request additional information from our visitor assistants"
www.freud.org.uk

 

Guildhall Art Gallery - "Home of the City of London Corporation, Guildhall Great Hall has been the centre of City government since the Middle Ages...The City's only surviving secular medieval building dates from 1411. With 27m high ceilings and a cathedral-like ambience, the historic building is situated on top of London's largest medieval crypts", Art Gallery with the art collection of the City of London Corporation "see works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history", Tours given by a qualified Guide, Curator talks, tours of the amphitheatre with resident archaeologist - "The Gallery is fully accessible. There are wheel chair accessible lavatories off the main Exhibition Gallery and within the cloakroom area. A hearing enhancement system is available at the Welcome Desk."
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

 


 

HMS Belfast Part of the Imperial War Museums - London Bridge - "Explore this historic warship to discover what life was like on board for the crew at war and at sea from WW2 to 1963", explore her nine decks, engage in a simulation of the Battle of North Cape in the Gun Turret Experience, hear first-hand accounts from veterans in the Life at Sea exhibition, personal audio guide, cafe - "There is wheelchair access to the main deck of HMS Belfast but there is no access below deck due to the nature of the ship...A wheelchair lift from the gangway to the Quarterdeck where your tour begins. Wheelchairs are available. Accessible toilets...Modifications have been made to the Deck, the Quarterdeck, Boat Deck and The Café to make them accessible to wheelchair users"
www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast

 

Hogarth's House - Chiswick - "built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death...the house tell the story of his life and works...an extensive collection of the artist’s 18th century prints, of which a selection will always be on display and a set of his engraving plates", - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.hounslow.info/arts/hogarthshouse

 

Horniman Museum and Gardens - Forest Hill - "inspiring, surprising, unique + free". African Worlds, Aquarium, Centenary Gallery, Music Gallery, Natural History, 16 acres of Gardens includes a Nature Trail, "the Animal Walk lets visitors walk through the centre of the enclosures for a close encounter with its furry and feathered residents", exhibitions, events, - "The Horniman is fully accessible from the main public entrance on London Road...There is a hearing loop at the Ticket Desk. Wheelchair loans are also available here....The Museum and Gardens are both wheelchair and pushchair friendly with accessible toilets. Toilets inside the Museum are fully accessible, and a lift gives access to all the exhibition areas"
www.horniman.ac.uk

 

Imperial War Museum Part of the Imperial War Museums - "Our London museum tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today", Permanent exhibitions include First World War Galleries, The Holocaust Exhibition, A Family in Wartime, Secret War, Peace and Security: 1945 - 2014 and more, contemporary art and photography, talks, activities cafe, shop - "Step-free access to the museum via the West Entrance. If you're looking at the front of the building, the West entrance is located on the right hand side of the building, just past the café entrance. Free wheelchairs for loan, subject to availability. All lifts in the museum are wheelchair accessible and have audio announcements. Most lifts include braille signage...Accessible toilets are available on all floors except Levels 4 and 5. There are baby changing facilities in every bathroom at the Museum."
www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-london

 

Institute of Contemporary Arts - supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, book shop, cafe bar - "There is level access to the entrance from The Mall...Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 are accessible via ramp. There is space for two wheelchairs in each cinema...The Theatre has a platform lift which can be operated independently...The Box Office and Cinemas are equipped with an induction loop system for visitors using hearing aids...There is an accessible toilet located next to the main entrance", has a platform lift to the Lower Gallery, "There is limited step-free access to the ICA Studio. There is a step-free route, however it involves using a different entrance to the building, at Carlton House Terrace at the top of the Duke of York Steps. Once in the ICA Studio, there is no step-free access to any toilets"
www.ica.org.uk

 

Keats House - where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820 "Explore the life and work of Keats through new exhibits of his original manuscripts and artefacts which tell the story of how the young poet found inspiration, friendship, and love in this stunning Regency villa...special events throughout the year, from poetry performances to family fun days", Keats related material including books, paintings and everyday household items, - "The ground floor of Keats House is accessible for wheelchair users. Unfortunately due to the listed status of the building there is no lift access to the first floor or basement. However a touch screen in the orientation area contains images and content relating to these floors."
www.keatshouse.cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

Leighton House Museum - Kensington - former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom "The museum has a collection of 76 oil paintings by Leighton...In addition to the Leighton material, the museum holds a relatively small but significant collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture by his contemporaries", sculpture, pottery, tours of the house, after hours events, audio guide available, garden, book shop- "Regrettably there is no step-free, or wheelchair access to any part of the house...The lighting levels are low throughout the house, for conservation reasons"
www.rbkc.gov.uk

 

Library and Museum of Freemasonry - "Freemasonry’s values of sociability, inclusivity, tolerance and charity are shared by all its members. Visit this new exhibition gallery to discover how freemasonry developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution and explore how modern freemasonry fits into today’s world", Freemasons’ Hall has been the centre of English freemasonry for 230 years. It is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, tours, exhibitions, events, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.freemasonry.london.museum

 

London Canal Museum - "This unique waterways museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals", see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats, download our free audio tour from their website, multimedia guide, towpath walk, shop - ".An open platform lift carries you up to the mezzanine area...There is access from the mezzanine floor to the wharf outside. A ramp is provided outside the rear door. From the mezzanine a second lift, this time an enclosed platform lift, takes you up to the first floor. ..An induction loop is permanently installed at the combined reception and shop desk, located close to the main entrance", accessible toilets are located near the main entrance,
www.canalmuseum.org.uk

 

London Motor Museum - Hayes - "one of the largest collections of both classic and custom automobiles in Europe", home to a unique collection of privately owned American and European classic cars ranging from the 1930’s through to the present day, see the Batmobile in the Bat Cave, The Supercar Paddock, Movie Cars and Muscle Car Experience, cafe, gift shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.londonmotormuseum.co.uk

 

London Motorcycle Museum - small museum with 170 machines and other exhibits on permanent display, the collection includes "a 1902 Ormonde...an Austin 7 engine housed in a Norton frame; a clutch of unique prototypes and ‘media stars’ which cannot be seen anywhere else; a barrel load of other British machines, including racers and road bikes from ABC to Zenith; the Crosby collection, including 50 Triumphs, the last Triumph T140 out of the Meriden gates in 1983 and a 1991 Norton rotary in Paramedic livery. - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.london-motorcycle-museum.org

 

London Transport Museum - Covent Garden - "London Transport Museum explores the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years." galleries of 19th Century London and Victorian Transport, World's First Underground, Digging deeper and the pioneer Tube, London by Design and more, exhibitions, activities, shop - "The museum is accessible for wheelchair users with level access at the Ticket Desk, and lifts to all floors. There are ramps in some areas. Due to the historic nature of our collection, not all of the vehicles are accessible. To support your visit, a wheelchair is available for visitor use. Induction loops are located at the Ticket Desk, Cloakroom, Library and Information Desk. Our audio visual exhibits are either subtitled or fitted with induction loops", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.ltmuseum.co.uk

 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising - Notting Hill - "Featuring over 12,000 original items from the unique Robert Opie Collection, discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising - and how we evolved with them. The history of consumer culture is revealed decade by decade in our ‘time tunnel’, from the naive charm of the Victorian era to the sophistication of today", shop, cafe with courtyard garden - "The Museum is on the ground floor and has full disabled access"
www.museumofbrands.com

 

Museum of London - around 1 million items in the Museum’s core collections, plus 6 million ‘finds’, discovered during archaeological excavations. The 9 Galleries include Roman London 50-410, Medieval London 410-1558, War, Plague & Fire 1550s-1660s, Expanding City 1670s-1850s, People's City 1850s-1940s, World City 1950s to today, and more, "Two cafes in the museum and one family-friendly restaurant" - "The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Galleries of Modern London includes induction loops, Braille panels and touch objects", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall

 

Museum of London Docklands - West India Quay - History and archaeology collections over 10 galleries, library and archive collections, archaeological archive, tours, after dark tour, exhibitions, events, workshops, café, shop - "There is full physical access to all public areas of the museum including galleries, classrooms, shop, café and theatre...We have fully accessible lifts, giving access to all public areas...The museum has original floorboards which are uneven in places...Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available to borrow during your visit...A portable Induction loop is available at the Information Desk. The theatre is fitted with an Induction loop. We run free monthly BSL and captioned tours for hearing impaired visitors"
www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Docklands

 

National Army Museum - Chelsea - (to open spring 2017) "Our five new permanent galleries and temporary exhibition space will display and interpret our historical and developing contemporary collection. Providing a welcoming and engaging experience, the galleries will tell the stories of the British Army, its soldiers and its legacy", learning and research facilities, new dedicated learning spaces, café, shop and children's play area - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
http://www.nam.ac.uk/

 

National Gallery - houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries, from late medieval masters to the French Impressionists, from Leonardo da Vinci to Vincent van Gogh, 2300 masterpieces, talks, tours, and online guides, National Dining Rooms restaurant, National Café, Espresso Bar, 3 shops - "Four entrances have level access: the Getty, Sainsbury Wing, National Café and Pigott Education Centre entrances. ...The Gallery offers British Sign Language-interpreted talks on paintings for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and art sessions for visitors who are blind and partially sighted...Wheelchairs are available at the Getty Entrance on level 0, the Sainsbury Wing cloakroom on level 0 and the Pigott Education Centre (street level)."
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

 


 

Natural History Museum - "Visit the Museum's world-famous dinosaurs - come face to face with our towering T. rex in a new viewing area, and discover our feathered Deinonychus" "Blue Zone-From dinosaurs to massive mammals, explore the amazing diversity of life on Earth, Green Zone-Follow our planet's evolution and uncover the fascinating relationships between life forms and their environments, Red Zone-Take a journey through our spectacular Earth sculpture and find out about the tremendous forces that shape our planet, Orange Zone-See scientists at work in the Darwin Centre, and enjoy the tranquil habitats of our Wildlife Garden", exhibitions, events, late-night activities, restaurant, cafés, shops "As a result of ongoing work to develop the Museum, the lifts in Hintze Hall will only be serving the ground floor and basement during the closures of the first- and second-floor balconies. Otherwise, all floors in the Blue, Green and Red zones, and the Darwin Centre, are accessible by lift. - See more at: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/facilities-and-access", accessible toilets, baby-changing facilities
www.nhm.ac.uk

 

National Maritime Museum - Greenwich - "The National Maritime Museum is the world’s largest maritime museum with 10 free galleries and a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and thousands of other objects", exhibitions, events, cafés, restaurant, shop - "All floors of the National Maritime Museum have lift access", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

 

National Portrait Gallery - "The most extensive collection of portraits in the world offering a unique insight into the men and women who have and are shaping British history and culture from the Tudors to the present day...Explore over 200,000 portraits from the 16th Century to the present day in a wide variety of different mediums. These include drawings, miniatures, negatives, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and many more" - "Our lifts provide access to all floors within the Gallery...Neck loops are available for hard of hearing visitors to access the Sound Guide...Guided tours are available for partially sighted visitors. British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted talks...The Gallery’s permanent and portable induction loops are available in the Main Hall, Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Portrait Café, Shop, Bookshop, Heinz Archive and Library and Portrait Restaurant", accessible toilets locations Ground Floor, Orange Street entrance, Lower Ground Floor next to the Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Basement Bookshop Gallery via the Gallery Shop, Top Floor next to the Portrait Restaurant via the Orange Street lifts
www.npg.org.uk

 

Old Operating Theatre Museum - Southwark - (small museum) "Discover Europe’s oldest surviving operating theatre. Dated to 1822 it was housed within the attic of an 18th century church. The attic was used once by apothecaries to store herbs from which to make medicines"."Disabled access to the Museum is limited. It is in the attic space of a 300 year old church and entrance is via a narrow spiral staircase. There are braille guides to the museum and an induction loop is available for talks...does not have visitor toilet facilities"
oldoperatingtheatre.com

 

Queen’s House - Greenwich - "Inigo Jones’s architectural masterpiece has reopened after major restoration, with 22 spectacular rooms filled with great art representing 400 years. An ambitious new work in gold leaf by Turner Prize-winner Richard Wright is revealed on the Great Hall ceiling, and the iconic Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I is on permanent display for the first time...Discover architectural marvels, royal history and over 450 works of art by great British and European artists", exhibitions, events, "All floors of the Queen's House have lift access...Toilets, baby change facilities and an accessible toilet are located in the undercroft at the base of the Tulip staircase. For level access please use the entrance to the house at the base of the external horseshoe stairs"
www.rmg.co.uk/queens-house

 

Ranger’s House (EH) - "an elegant Georgian villa in Greenwich Park which houses The Wernher Collection, a remarkable collection of works of art amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912)...Nearly 700 works of art are on display, including early religious paintings and Dutch Old Masters, tiny carved Gothic ivories, fine Renaissance bronzes and silver treasures revealing the genius of medieval craftsmen and the unparalleled quality of Renaissance decorative arts""One wheelchair is available for upon request (please book in advance of your visit, as restrictions currently limit the number of wheelchairs that can be used inside the house at any given time)...Although there is no interior lift, a disabled platform is located on exterior of the house. This travels up one level to help visitors reach the Stannah chair lift", accessible toilets "Unfortunately there are no baby changing facilities"
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Royal Academy of Arts - The Academy was founded by George III in 1768. The 34 founding Members were a group of prominent artists and architects including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir William Chambers, art collections, exhibitions, workshops, events, Grand Café, the Keeper’s House with its restaurant, bar, lounge and secret garden - "All areas of our buildings are accessible...There are accessible toilets available on the ground floor of Burlington House. There is also an accessible toilet on the lower ground floor of Burlington House, next to the Dining Room in the Keeper’s House...We run a programme of early morning private views for wheelchair users and visitors with mobility impairments, where you can explore our exhibitions without the crowds, followed by coffee and conversation...Audio guides are available for most exhibitions and always include a selection of audio described stops
www.royalacademy.org.uk

 

Royal Air Force Museum London - Hendon - "With over 100 aircraft on site, nowhere else in London enables you to get close to so many historic and groundbreaking aircraft without paying an entrance...a world-class collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and memorabilia", visit the Grahame-White Factory & Watch Office, Milestones of Flight, Bomber Hall, Historic Hangars, Aeronauts Interactive Centre and Battle of Britain Hall, two Flight Simulators, 4D Experience, events, exhibitions, cafe, shop - "All of our Galleries offer the following:Wide aisles, allowing access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, Lifts to the Museum's Upper Levels, Substantial seating for breaks during the course of your visit...All buildings within the Museum have disabled toilet and baby changing facilities + a Changing Places facility located in Hangar 2 which includes a hoist system, adult sized changing bench and space for one person with a disability and up to two carers changing-places-icon There is an autism friendly aircraft trail which may be downloaded free of charge"
www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london

 

Saatchi Gallery - "The Duke of York's HQ, Sloane Square, offers an ideal environment to view contemporary art, with very large well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The Gallery occupies the entire 70,000 sq ft building giving the gallery scope for a book shop, educational facilities and a restaurant café/bar. It is ideally located in a central London location on Kings Road, Chelsea...The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK", - "Assisted or ramp access is available at the Gallery's main entrance. All floors have lifts and there is level access between the galleries on each floor. Wheelchairs are available upon request"
www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

 

Science Museum - South Kensington - the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions, IMAX Theatre, flight simulators, Interactive gallery, The Clockmakers' Museum with more than 1000 timepieces tell the story of London’s clockmakers, "Discover the legacy Einstein left for science and society...Marvel at unique aircraft and trace the history of flight" cafes, shops - "The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. A limited number of adult and child wheelchairs are available and may either be booked in advance ...All lifts in the Museum are wheelchair accessible and have audio announcements. The majority of Museum lifts have Braille labelling on the buttons....Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available in the Basement and on the Ground, First, Second and Third floors. They are also available on all floors of the Wellcome Wing, Wheelchair-accessible baby changing facilities are available on the Lower Ground floor, in the Basement, on the Ground floor by the Exploring Space gallery and on the Second floor by the Mathematics and Computing galleries. Induction loops are fitted at the Ticket Desk in the Energy Hall on the Ground floor, at the IMAX 3D Theatre entrance in the Wellcome Wing, in the Theatre and at the Information Desk. The IMAX 3D Theatre is equipped with an infrared system. Headsets are available on request."
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

 

Tate Britain - "Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art", exhibits, events, guided tours, explore with the Tate App, cafe, restaurant - Step free access via the Manton entrance on Atterbury Street. "It takes you to the lower floor of the gallery where there is level access to the Linbury Galleries, the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms, Rex Whistler Restaurant, Café, telephone, toilets and baby care room. "There is lift and stair access to the main gallery areas on the upper floor". Five wheelchairs and two mobility scooters are available at the gallery. Hearing loops are available on most gallery tours. Baby changing facilities, accessible toilets are located near the Clore Gallery
www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

 

Tate Modern - with its Turbine Hall and exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art, events, performances, interactive art and video installations, cafe, bars, restaurant, viewing level 360ᵒ views of the London skyline "Entry for wheelchairs, prams and buggies is via the River entrance, Café entrance or Switch House entrance ", lifts to all levels, level 0 has a Baby Care Room and a "Changing Places" accessible toilet changing-places-icon
www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

 

University College London Museums & Collections "Five collections - the UCL Art Museum, the Grant Museum, the Petrie Museum, the Geology Collections, and the Institute of Archaeology Collections - are open to the public, as is the Jeremy Bentham auto-icon","The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world". Petrie Museum - "houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world" UCL Art Museum - "More than 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works dating from the 1490s to the present day" Self-guided tours can be downloaded from their website, - The Grant Museum - "Access to the Museum, and all public areas within it, is step-free. There is a shallow ramp leading up to the main entrance from the street", Petrie Museum - "There is lift access to the museum on the first floor, and to the toilet for visitors with disabilities on the third floor. Inside the museum visitors must negotiate two steps to reach the second gallery: a wheelchair lift is available".
www.ucl.ac.uk/museums

 

Victoria and Albert Museum - the world’s leading museum of art and design, with collections of Paintings, Photographs, Textiles, Theatre & Performance, Architecture, Fashion, Jewellery, Ceramics and more Wheelchairs and walking frames are available. Induction loops are available in the some areas, Neck loops and radio receivers for use on talks and tours are available from the information desk, regular talks for deaf people in British Sign Language and Sign Supported English. Disabled access toilets can be found on levels 1 to 4. Baby changing facilities are found on levels 0, 1, 2, and 4
www.vam.ac.uk

 

Wallace Collection - Hertford House - "The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury." - "There is access for wheelchair users to all public areas, including galleries, restaurant, library, education studio and lecture theatre. The lecture theatre has space for up to 4 wheelchair users. There is a lift to all three floor with voice announcer. Remote door openers are available from the Security Desk...Audio guides are available. They are T-coil compatible and equipped with volume control. Neckloops are also available. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with an Audio Loop System", accessible toilets www.wallacecollection.org

 

Wellcome Collection - 183 Euston Road - "explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.", galleries, library, restaurant, cafe and shop - "Wellcome Collection is wheelchair-accessible and offers a range of services for visitors with disabilities...Step-free access is available to all floors of the building (via platform and passenger lifts)...regularly run tours of our exhibitions for visitors with access needs...BSL tours and events", Adapted toilets, Induction Loops wellcomecollection.org

 

 

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