Accessible Natural History Museum London
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Wheelchair Accessible Food & Drink options
Accessible Natural History Museum in London
Normally, 100% of the Natural History Museum in London is wheelchair accessible.
However, when certain galleries are undergoing maintenance, that gallery can sometimes be accessible by steps only (making it inaccessible to wheelchair users). So always check the official Natural History Museum website first for advance notice of any gallery maintenance BEFORE you book.
All wheelchair accessible lifts are indicated on the Natural History Museum map.
Accessible Parking at the Natural History Museum in London
Although there are a very limited number of parking spaces on site for Blue Badge holders at the Natural History Museum in London, there are a further 12 Blue Badge parking spaces available nearby – on Exhibition Road (which give 4 hours of free parking for Blue Badge holders).
Getting to the Natural History Museum in London using Public Transport
Neither South Kensington nor Gloucester Road tube stations (the tube stations nearest to the Natural History Museum) are step-free.
The closest step-free tube station to the Natural History Museum is at Earl’s Court – almost 1 mile away!
A number of different buses run past, or near, the Natural History Museum in west London. And all buses in London are wheelchair accessible – and are equipped with a retractable ramp (automatically controlled by the bus driver).
Bus travel is also free for wheelchair users (your companion has to pay the correct fare though).
I recommend that you use the official TfL Journey Planner to find the best route for yourself.
By far the easiest way to arrive at the Natural Museum in a wheelchair, and by using public transport, is in one of London’s famous black cabs (taxis).
It’s also the most expensive way to reach the Natural History Museum (but is so worth it in my opinion).
All London taxis are equipped with a retractable ramp.
Access - Entrance to the Natural History Museum in London
There are two entrances to the Natural History Museum: the main entrance on Cromwell Road, and another on Exhibition Road. And both entrances have step-free access.
All disabled users, AND their accompanying family members and personal carers can skip the queues to enter the Natural History Museum. On arrival, simply approach a member of staff at an entrance for assistance.
Admission is free – but a donation is requested (the Natural History Museum is a charity which relies on your support).
To regulate visitor numbers, you MUST book a free ticket online before your visit though (specifying a specific timed slot for your arrival).
Wheelchairs are available to borrow from the cloakrooms at both of the Natural History Museum’s entrances.
Accessible Toilets at the Natural History Museum in London
There are four wheelchair accessible toilets located in different areas on the Ground Floor of the Natural History Museum.
There is also an additional wheelchair accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor too.
All wheelchair accessible toilets are also indicated on the Natural History Museum map.
Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at the Natural History Museum in London
Food & drinks are available in the T. rex Restaurant (in the Green Zone), the Central Cafe (Blue Zone), The Kitchen (Red Zone) & in the Darwin Centre Cafe (Orange Zone).
Thank you – and happy travels!
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