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The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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Attraction / Exhibit (Rooms 26 and 27)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance/opening.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described by using a headset.
    • There are some exhibits which start from the floor level.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between some walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors exit via a separate set of doors/opening.
    • The exit is clearly signed internally.
    • There are double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ when exiting this area/attraction.
    • The exit is step-free.
  • Comments View
    • The headset is available from the Audio Guide Desk in the Great Court.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Great Court and next to the east stairs.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Great Court and next to the east stairs.