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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"


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 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


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"


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."


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"


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."


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"


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


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,


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


London Motorcycle Museum - small museum with 170 machines and other exhibits on permanent display, the collection includes "a 1902 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


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


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"


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


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"


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


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)."



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