Two people handling a pot at a South Africa object handling session.

Accessibility at the Museum

Key information

Information Desk, Great Court

When: 9.00–18.00 (20.30 on Fridays)

Free access guides

BSL and audio descriptive guides available
Where: Great Court audio guide desk
When: 10.00–16.30 (19.30 on Fridays)

The British Museum is closed temporarily.

We continue to remain accessible through our digital channels. Find out more.


Find out how to make the most of your visit to the Museum. 

We want to be open and accessible to all visitors to ensure that the widest number of people can enjoy the building, collection and exhibitions. We hope the following information will help you plan your visit to the Museum. If you require any further information please contact us:

Wheelchair reservations and Blue Badge Parking are booked through the British Museum Ticketing team. For information on how to borrow a wheelchair or obtain on-site parking, please see the 'Borrow a wheelchair' and 'Accessible parking' sections below.

Getting to the Museum

Accessibility around the Museum

North lift maintenance

Accessible resources

Ticketing and events

  • Admission to the Museum is free but there's a charge for some special exhibitions and events.
  • Concessions for paying exhibitions and events and special morning tours are available for disabled visitors.
  • A companion ticket is also provided free of charge.
  • See a full list of accessible events at the Museum.
  • See a full list of exhibitions at the Museum.