Accessibility

Disabled parking and drop off points

The nearest drop off / pick up point for disabled visitors is via Great Maze Pond (accessed by Newcomen Street / Crosby Row only) where there is a step free entrance to the Gallery. There are no disabled parking spaces on site, however there are disabled parking spaces in the surrounding streets which can be identified here: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/parking/disabled-parking/disabled-parking-bay-map   

Entrances

There are two main entrances to the Gallery. The Courtyard entrance is accessed via St Thomas Street and has step free access and 6 steps. The Great Maze Pond entrance is accessed via Great Maze Pond and has step free access and 5 steps. There is an accessible drop off point immediately after the Main Entrance on Great Maze Pond.

Facilities

The Welcome Desk is located on the Ground Floor of the Gallery and staff will be on hand to answer any questions or provide access aids such as magnifying glasses or large print captions .

Assistance dogs are welcome in any part of Science Gallery. Dog bowls for drinking water can be provided, please see staff at the Welcome desk for assistance.

All areas of Science Gallery are accessible by level access, by lift and by wheelchair. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located on the ground and lower ground floor of the Gallery and the First Floor Studio. The Wheelchair-accessible toilets located in the first floor studio are outside of the main Gallery visitor access areas. Please contact a member of staff if you require assistance during your visit.

Public seating can be found on Ground Floor and First Floor of the Gallery.

There are no public drinking fountains in the Gallery but fresh drinking water is available from the Science Gallery Café on the Ground Floor.

Families

Baby change facilities are on the Ground Floor and are fully wheelchair accessible.

We regret that due to space constraints, there are no dedicated storage facilities for pushchairs on site. Please note, whilst the first floor of the Gallery may be accessible to pushchairs, access may be restricted at busy times.

Shop and Café 

The Science Gallery Café and Shop are both located on the Ground Floor and can be reached by step free access. All information on opening hours can be found here.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

Large print captions for all exhibits are available from the Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor. Magnifying panels are also available for use to assist with reading texts and captions, please ask any member of staff.

Assistance dogs are welcome in any part of Science Gallery.

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

There are hearing loops installed in key spaces in the building including the basement Theatre and at the Welcome Desk.

Visitors with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

If you prefer to visit the Gallery during quieter times we would recommend visiting midweek between 10:00 and 12:00 when the Gallery can be less busy and the experience may be more relaxed. 

Dyslexic visitors

Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available at the Information desks and at the special exhibition entrance.

Large print captions are also available, please ask at the Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor.

General Access Enquiries

Get in touch with the Visitor Experience team on 020 7848 6000 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For all access enquiries outside of these hours and for more help planning your visit, please email access@london.sciencegallery.com. 

When at Science Gallery London, if you have any concerns or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.