Accessibility

Accessibility

The RCP aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. As such, we are continually updating and improving our provisions for diverse visitors.


Main building accessibility

Visitors who require extra assistance or specialist facilities can either speak to a member of staff when they arrive or book in advance.

Mobility aids

We have two wheelchairs available for visitors to the RCP. We would advise booking at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise we cannot guarantee availability. Folding stools are available in the LG Treasures room and first floor gallery. 

Lift Platform

A lift platform is situated along the black rails to the left of the building's main entrance. There is also an inward opening automatic door at the front of the building, giving access to the main reception area and Wolfson Theatre. There is also a main lift within the building which can be used to access all floors.

Large print captions

All our temporary exhibitions are accompanied by large print captions that can be found on the first floor. You can also request a digital copy by emailing history@rcplondon.ac.uk 

Guide and hearing support dogs 

We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs in the gallery.  A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom – just ask a member of staff.

Facilities

Toilet facilities

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available for visitors who require them in the main building on the lower ground floor.

Changing facilities

Baby changing facilities can be found in the toilets on the lower ground floor. 

Autism Friendly

  • A multimedia guide to building and collections is available from the main reception. 
  • The Library Reading Room is a quiet place open to all on the second floor. 
  • The building can be very busy and noisy during the day, particularly between 12-2pm.
  • Quieter times to visit are on Fridays and during school holidays. 

Visual or hearing impairment

Deaf or Hard of hearing

For visitors that are deaf or hard of hearing, the RCP can supply hearing induction loops that are available in the Wolfson theatre, the Seligman theatre, the Council Chamber and the Osler room. A portable system can also be used in the Linacre room, the Solane room, the Willan room, the Heberden room and all room in the Jerwood centre. 

Visitors with visual impairment

If you require a guide to assist you around the building, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to your visit. Unfortunately, assistance cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance. Please call us on +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363 or email us at reception@rcplondon.ac.uk.

To arrange a visit and discuss your access requirements, please contact us via email at reception@rcplondon.ac.uk, or by telephoning +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363.