The Lewis Chessmen on a chessboard mid-game, three figures in focus with eyes wide.

Access and SEN

Access and facilities

Wheelchairs, magnifying glasses and other equipment may be borrowed by prior arrangement.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

Minibus parking spaces are available. Please provide the details of the registration number, make and model of vehicle and the date of your visit.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

Inclusive learning opportunities for all young visitors

The schools team has a strong ethos of offering inclusive learning opportunities to all young visitors. We offer a wide range of facilities to support students with access needs (visual, hearing, learning and mobility).

Please let us know of any access requirements when you book your visit. Most galleries in the Museum have level access, and all the facilities in the Clore Education Centre are accessible.

Visiting the Museum

Planning your visit

Information about booking a visit to the Museum and the facilities available on-site to all school groups can be found using the link below.

Preparing your students

We have two whiteboard presentations for use in classrooms to help SEN students prepare for a visit to the Museum:

Preparation for teachers

Download our new guide which takes teachers through a step-by-step process on how to bring students with a range of needs on a visit to the Museum.

Visiting the British Museum with SEN students.

If you have any questions about a visit with SEN students please email the learning team on learning@britishmuseum.org.

Sessions for special schools