The Museum has three entrances, on Cromwell Road, Exhibition Road and Queen's Gate.
Cromwell Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. Closest Tube station: South Kensington
Exhibition Road: This entrance is closed from 11-27 March. Please enter via Cromwell Road
Queen's Gate: This entrance may be open during busy periods, such as holidays and half term. Closest Tube station: Gloucester Road
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The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance.
Gloucester Road station also services the above Tube lines and is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the Queen's Gate entrance.
Please note: from Monday 18 March until Thursday 21 March, there will be reduced escalator access to and from the ticket hall at South Kensington station. Access to the Piccadilly line will only be from the Circle and Disctrict line platforms using the stairs. Please use Gloucester Road or Knightsbridge stations where possible when starting your journey.
Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum.
Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the Museum.
There are cycle racks on Exhibition Road. The nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are outside our Exhibition Road entrance and on Thurloe Place, near South Kensington Tube station.
For groups travelling by coach, the drop-off point is outside the Cromwell Road entrance.
We do not have parking facilities on-site and parking around the Museum is limited.
We have a small number of parking spaces on-site for Blue Badge holders. Please book in advance by calling us on +44 (0)20 7942 6230. You can access these spaces via Queen's Gate, SW7 5HD, to the west of the Museum.
There are also twelve Blue Badge parking spaces on Exhibition Road. These spaces are managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and cannot be booked in advance. You can park there for four hours between 8.30 and 18.30. Find out more on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's website.