There are accessible toilets by the Mammals gallery, and in the Underground Café. In the Red Zone, they are in the entrance lobby. In the Darwin Centre, you’ll find them next to the information desk.
Some Museum staff offer signing and communication skills. Signed interpretation is an integral part of the Museum’s education programme, for more information please call our schools booking line +44(0)20 7942 5555.
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. Check times and dates. For more information email us.
There are accessible telephones in the Cromwell Road entrance lobby, the Central Hall toilet lobby and the Earth Galleries entrance lobby.
We welcome textphone calls via Typetalk, user prefix 18001 020 942 5000.
Library and reading rooms
In the Library, online images can be viewed with high-resolution monitors. A number of accessible reading rooms are available. Please ask staff for assistance. You can access the Library Catalogue using Jaws or Zoomtext software, installed on a computer in the General Library.
Library opening times: Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 16.30. For more information, please call the Library enquiry desk on +44 (0)20 7942 5460.
Darwin Centre Spirit Collection Tours
If you have any access requirements, it is essential to pre-book for a tour. Please call +44 (0)207 942 6128 or book in person at one of the information desks, explaining your requirements.