The Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom | 020 7942 5000 | Website

Venue Description

Dinosaurs, precious gems and creepy-crawlies – as a visitor to the Natural History Museum you will be amazed by the diversity of the natural world. The Museum is not only home to the nation’s finest collection of natural history specimens; it is also one of the UK’s top attractions, with more than five million visitors last year. And we don’t just store science – visitors to the Darwin Centre can see our scientists at work and find out why our specimens are relevant to science today

Accessibility

The Museum has 2 entrances, the Cromwell Road entrance has steps. The Exhibition Road entrance is step-free, and best for entry with wheelchairs and pushchairs. Cromwell Road entrance: 10 steps via a ramped path at either side of the entrance. Exhibition Road entrance: there are no steps into the entrance lobby. Beyond that are 18 steps, or you can take the lift (this is a standard lift with doors). Wheelchairs are available on loan from the cloakrooms just inside the Exhibition Road entrance and behind the Central Hall by the main toilets. There is no charge for this service.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/facilities-and-access.html

Toilets

There are accessible toilets in the Exhibition Road entrance lobby, by the Mammals gallery, in the Underground Café, the Darwin Centre Café and on the seventh floor of the Darwin Centre.

Staff

Disability-aware staff are on hand to help throughout the Museum. Some Museum staff offer signing and communication skills. Signed interpretation is an integral part of the Museum’s education programme. We also run regular monthly Nature Live talks and Spirit Collection Tours that are British Sign Language interpreted. These free talks and tours will give you exciting insights into our Museum science and behind-the-scenes collections.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Audio Format
  • Braille
  • Sign Language
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Read
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking

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User Ratings

Overall

2.7
Access
2.5
Parking
3.5
Toilets
1.3
Staff
3.3