Getting here

Entrances

Cromwell Road main entrance (access at the corner of Exhibition Road): This entrance is open and has step-free access. 

Exhibition Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. 

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Transportation

By Tube

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about a five-minute walk from the Museum's main entrance on Exhibition Road. It services the District and Circle lines. Piccadilly line trains will not stop here until spring 2022. This station is not step-free.

Gloucester Road station is about a seven-minute walk from the main entrance on Cromwell Road. It services the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines. This station has a lift but is not step-free.

Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum. Follow Transport for London's Coronavirus safe travel guidance

By bus

Several bus routes stop near the Museum. Visit Transport for London's website for details.

By bicycle

There are cycle racks on Exhibition Road. The nearest Santander Cycles docking stations are on Exhibition Road and on Thurloe Place, near South Kensington Tube station.

By coach

For groups travelling by coach, the drop-off point is outside the main entrance on Cromwell Road.

By car

We do not have parking facilities on-site and parking around the Museum is limited.

Disabled parking

We have a very limited number of parking spaces on site for Blue Badge holders. Availability cannot be guaranteed. 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.

Explore the galleries with the Museum map

Find out how to get around with the Museum map. There are four zones to discover.

Access at South Kensington

Make sure your visit runs smoothly with our guide to luggage storage, cloakrooms, toilets, lifts and parking. You'll also find information about facilities for disabled visitors.

Get set

Our Museum guide includes a map, fun facts and tips, and is available in five different languages.

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Find information about visiting our sister museum at Tring in Hertfordshire.