Facilities for 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 Manager 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 the Access Manager for further information.

Online audio description tour

This tour has been specially written for blind or visually impaired visitors. It features a selection of twenty objects displayed in five of the Museum's galleries. Audio recordings (in mp3 format) can be downloaded from each page of the tour. 

Take the tour

Further information

For further details about facilities for blind and visually impaired visitors, please contact the Information Desk on +44 (0)20 7323 8299 (telephone) or email information@britishmuseum.org. Alternatively contact Jane Samuels, Access Manager, on +44 (0)20 7323 8506 (telephone) or email jsamuels@britishmuseum.org

For general information about access to the Museum, please go to the Visiting section