Royal Museums Greenwich offers free admission to carers accompanying visitors with disabilities.
This includes admission to our main ticketed exhibitions and shows at the the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and Planetarium, plus special exhibitions. The National Maritime Museum and Queen's House offer free entry to permanent exhibitions.
Some smaller events, such as one-off evenings, talks and courses, may include a charge for carers.
Our Visitor Assistants are trained in disability awareness, so please ask a member of staff for any assistance you may need during your visit.
All cafés and gift shops across the Royal Museums Greenwich sites are wheelchair-accessible and all our museums have accessible toilets. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all our sites.
Wheelchairs can be borrowed from museum information desks on the day of your visit, but we recommend booking these in advance due to limited availability by emailing email@example.com
All our Visitor Assistants are trained in disability awareness and we have an ongoing programme of D/deaf awareness and communication training.
British Sign Language (BSL)
A number of our Visitor Assistants are trained to British Sign Language Level 1 standard. British Sign Language supported and subtitled film and touchscreens are available at selected points within the permanent galleries across all our sites.
Pre-booked groups visiting the Planetarium, accompanied by a British Sign Language interpreter, can request a low level spotlight during the screening to allow for interpretation. Please contact our Bookings team for further information:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
Hearing loops are fitted at all site information desks and at key locations across the sites. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to install a loop system inside Cutty Sark due to interference caused by the original wrought iron structure, but subtitles are included in all films with audio soundtrack. Hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all sites.
Our Visitor Assistants are trained in disability awareness, and a number of our staff are trained to give pre-booked audio described tours at our museums.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all sites. Please contact the Bookings team for more information.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
It is possible to touch objects from all Royal Greenwich Museum sites, except the Queen’s House. While at the Royal Observatory, don’t miss the chance to touch a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite in the reception area of the Astronomy Centre, and the 32-inch astronomical quadrant in the Octagon Room of Flamsteed House.
Tactile exhibits at Cutty Sark have braille and embossed labels, and braille and large print guides are available from the admissions desk.
Large print guides
Large print guides are available for visiting Cutty Sark and temporary exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory.
Download the Cutty Sark large print guide
A braille guide to Cutty Sark is available to download prior to visits.
Audio guides are available for special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
Audio guides for the historical part of the Royal Observatory are available free for ticket holders. In addition, most of the interactive exhibits in the Astronomy Centre and Altazimuth Pavilion have audio interpretation.
There are currently no audio guides available for Cutty Sark, but there are a number of audio exhibits on board the ship.
For more information please contact us.
We have regular access events across our sites throughout the year. For more information click here.
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