Access

The British Museum is dedicated to providing a high quality service for all its audiences and we welcome visitor feedback which may help further develop our services.

A range of resources and events are provided for our deaf and visually impaired visitors. We also programme occasional specialist projects for learning disabled people. Where possible, we will ensure that events are held in fully accessible locations.


Planning your visit

Visually impaired visitors

Inclusive design for temporary exhibitions

All our temporary exhibitions have large print information and, where possible, tactile images and Braille books. Please ask the Information Desk or the access@britishmuseum.org for further information.

For paying exhibitions, concessions are available for disabled visitors. A companion ticket is also provided free of charge. Please contact the Information Desk.

Magnifying glasses

You can borrow a magnifying glass from the Information Desk; a £5 deposit will be required.

Guide dogs

Guide dogs are welcome. Dog bowls are available from the Information Desk.

Handling sessions

Please contact access@britishmuseum.org for further information.

 

Hearing impaired visitors

Sign interpreted events

There is a signed event programmed once a month, this is either a gallery talk or an eyeOpener tour, given by a member of Museum staff or a visiting lecturer.

If a group has a particular interest in an area of the Museum's collection we will endeavour (though cannot guarantee) to arrange for a private talk with an interpreter. Please contact access@britishmuseum.org with at least six weeks’ notice.

We can also arrange sign interpretation for specific events and study days. This should be requested at the time of booking and at least six weeks in advance.

Induction loops

Induction loops operate in the Clore Centre and the Information Desk. Portable induction loops are also available for most eyeOpener tours.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome. Dog bowls are available from the Information Desk.

Temporary exhibitions

For paying exhibitions, concessions are available for disabled visitors. A companion ticket is also provided free of charge. Please contact the Information Desk.

 

Learning disabilities

Touch tours

There are touch tours for the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) and for the Parthenon Sculptures (Room 18). Please ask at the Information Desk for further details.

Accompanied visit

A volunteer can be requested to accompany visitors around the Museum. For this service please contact access@britishmuseum.org at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Inclusive design for temporary exhibitions

All our temporary exhibitions have large print information and, where possible, tactile images. Please ask the Information Desk or access@britishmuseum.org for further information.

For paying exhibitions, concessions are available for disabled visitors. A companion ticket is also provided free of charge. Please contact the Information Desk.

Handling sessions

We can arrange handling sessions, involving original objects and replicas, for people with learning disabilities. Please contact access@britishmuseum.org with at least six weeks notice.

 

Physical disabilities

Inclusive design for temporary exhibitions

All our temporary exhibitions are designed to meet the needs of visitors with physical disabilities.

Please ask the Information Desk or the access@britishmuseum.org for further information.

For paying exhibitions, concessions are available for disabled visitors. A companion ticket is also provided free of charge. Please contact the Information Desk.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available free of charge at both entrances. Please contact us before your visit if you would like to ensure that a wheelchair will be available.

 


Further information

Information Desk
+44 (0)20 7323 8299
information@britishmuseum.org