Accessible skate sessions - Ice Rink

Event information

Event type: outdoor activity, ice rink

Location: East Lawn

Ticket prices:

Call the Accessible Bookings Team on 0800 988 4440 (or 00 44 161 637 2697 if you're outside the UK).

We run a number of quieter Accessible only skate sessions throughout the season which are suitable for skaters with additional needs.

Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.

Our professional ice marshals will be on hand to give advice and assistance to all skaters within these sessions.

A disability personal assistant may accompany you and skate for free, with up to three additional skaters, who will need to buy tickets.

Please note:

  • these sessions have a maximum capacity of 35 wheelchair users
  • wheelchairs and electric buggies are only allowed onto the ice during these dedicated sessions due to health and safety reasons.

To book tickets, call the Accessible Bookings Team on 0800 988 4440 (or 00 44 161 637 2697 if you're outside the UK).

Event dates

Café Bar

The Café Bar has a bird's-eye view of the rink and is open daily until the Ice Rink closes. Non-skaters are welcome. There is a lift to the Café Bar and viewing platform from ground level.


To get to the Ice Rink from street level, you can use the ramp from the corner of Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road, or the ramp near the main Museum entrance on Cromwell Road.

Accessible toilets

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are clearly marked on the Museum map and floor plans. The nearest Accessible toilets to the Ice Rink are located at the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance.

Assistance dogs

Visitors with assistance dogs can leave their dog in the care of Ice Rink staff while they skate.

General information about accessibility at the Museum

The Ice Rink is located on the Museum's East Lawn, where Cromwell Road meets Exhibition Road.

For more information about getting to the Museum and how to get around once you are here, please view our Access page.

Contact us

If you have any questions about access at the Ice Rink, you can contact us by email.