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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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