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Disability and access

Events in BSL at the Geffrye Museum

An event in BSL at the Geffrye

The Geffrye Museum aims to make its site, gardens and collections as accessible as possible. Below you will find information about how to get to the museum, what facilities we have onsite, and the different ways you can enjoy the objects, period rooms and furniture at the Geffrye.

Getting here

  • There are a limited number of parking bays for disabled visitors in front of the museum available for up to 3 hours between 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Hoxton Station, situated behind the museum on Geffrye Street, has step-free access throughout the station.
  • There are bus stops directly outside the museum entrance for the 67, 149, 242, 243 and 394 buses.
  • View map and directions.


Site Information

  • Entrance and gardens are ramped and accessible for wheelchairs.
  • Wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Geffrye main entrance - please ask at Reception on arrival. 
  • All main displays are located on the ground floor. View museum floor plan here.
  • There is a lift to access the art rooms, additional toilets and temporary exhibition space on the lower ground floor.
  • Facilities include adapted toilet and baby-changing room.
  • Induction loop in Lecture Room and Art Rooms.
  • Please note that due to the museum's listed building status, the Restored Historic Almshouse is not accessible for wheelchairs. However, you can view a virtual tour here.
  • Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome.  


Ways of enjoying the collections

  • There are a variety of audio guides available for adults, young people and families to explore the museum. A free highlights tour of the period rooms specifically for blind and partially sighted visitors is available from the front desk on arrival. Neck loop and transcript available on request for deaf and hearing impaired visitors. Listen to a short introduction to the audio guide.
  • We run programmes for adults with additional needs. Please click here to find out more.
  • We run a programme of Sign Interpreted talks. For details of our programme of sign interpreted tours, talks and workshops led by our Deaf tour guides please contact Rebecca Jacobs, Education Officer: Access and Audience Development: or see events listed below.
  • We run a programme of monthly talks and handling sessions for blind and partially sighted visitors, please contact Rebecca Jacobs for more details. 
  • A programme of talks, workshops and reminiscence sessions are run by Education staff for local community groups and older people's organisations. For more details please contact:
  • We run workshops, talks and other events for adults throughout the year. Please click here to find out more.
  • We run workshops, talks and other events for children and young people. Please click here to find out more