Access and SEN Inclusive learning opportunities for all young visitors

Inclusive learning...

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).

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.

Visiting information for schools

Preparing your students

We have two slideshows for classroom whiteboard use to help SEN students prepare for a visit to the Museum:

Look inside slideshow
Look inside: teachers' notes

What will happen at the Museum
What will happen: teachers' notes

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

Sessions for special schools

Taught handling sessions

Tailored specifically for students with special educational needs, students can experience ancient Greece, Egypt, the Vikings, Roman Britain or medieval Britain through sight, sound, smell and touch with these facilitated sessions.

Various dates available >

Digital workshops for SEN students

In these tailor-made workshops, students use digital technology and multi-sensory activities to explore the collection.

Various dates available >

SEN Museum explorer

A workshop for PMLD/SLD students. Experience the sights, sounds, surfaces and smells of the British Museum with time in the galleries to investigate some of the objects on display.

Various dates available >

Touch tours

Available for visually impaired students for the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) and the Parthenon sculptures (Room 18). No pre-booking required. Collect from the Ford Centre for Young Visitors when you arrive at the Museum.


Access and facilities

Let us know your requirements

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

Full information about access and facilities >

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