Physically Disabled Visitors

The Museum welcomes physically disabled visitors.

There are two accessible parking bays on the East side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields for Blue Badge Holders. They operate on a first come first served basis. These are not for the sole use of the Museum.

Access to the Museum for wheelchair users is via an external platform lift from street level to the basement. Visitors are then asked to transfer into specially manufactured narrow wheelchairs, as corridors and doorways are narrower than standard wheelchairs. Using these wheelchairs, visitors can access all public areas of the Museum using our internal lift. Please note that the first floor is not accessible via the lift during exhibition changeover periods. Please get in touch at the below details for more information.

If visitors remain in their own wheelchairs, they can only access the Crypt area of the Museum. If visitors’ wheelchairs are narrower than 71cm (28”) and shorter than 102cm (40”) they may be able to gain limited access to other floors of the Museum via the lift.

Due to current construction projects, it is essential that wheelchair users can contact us before visiting because:
• Use of the lift requires staff assistance and the removal of paneling – this can be programmed in
• We only have two narrow wheelchairs – you can book these in advance
• We can only accommodate two wheelchair users at any one time to ensure your safe evacuation in case of emergency

To book a visit, please contact our House and Visitor Services Manager here or call 020 7440 4260

We have an accessible toilet in the basement near to the entrance for the external platform lift. There are additional accessible toilets on the North-East corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, opposite the accessible parking bays. Please borrow a RADAR key from the Museum front desk to access these.

Visitors using crutches or sticks can access the whole Museum. It is not possible to use a walking frame in the Museum due to the narrow spaces. Members of staff are available to assist as necessary and the Museum’s wheelchairs are available on request if not already in use. The Museum does have a lot of stairs, including eight steps to the entrance door with a single handrail on one side. There is seating available in most rooms in the Museum. Please ask the member of staff in each room for assistance. Please ask to use the lift if necessary.

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