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Museums and collections


Every effort has been made to make the museums as accessible to as many visitors as possible, with staff always willing to help visitors with mobility difficulties.

For further information please contact the individual museums by following the links on the right hand side of this page

Fitzwilliam Museum
Courtyard Entrance provides street level access. Lift to all floors and Museum wheelchairs are available for visitors' use.
Cloakroom, lavatories and baby-changing facilities. Self-service lockers at the Courtyard Entrance.

Kettle's Yard
Step free access available from Castle Street entrance. Some areas of the House are not accessible to wheelchair users. Find out more.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The main entrance on Downing Street is fully accessible to wheelchairs. Accessible toilets inside the Museum and a lift to all three floors.
An induction loop system is in operation at the main reception desk.

Museum of Zoology
The museum is currently closed for major refurbishment. Find out more.

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Partial disabled access, wheelchair users and visitors who have difficulty with stairs please notify the museum in advance of your visit to arrange access.
Baby-changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet located in the main entrance foyer to the Classics Faculty.
Pay and display street parking is available in Sidgwick Avenue right outside the Museum.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Access to all floors of the Museum for wheelchair users. Wheelchair accessible entrance via Pembroke Street/Downing Street, through the main archway of the New Museums Site. Wheelchair users currently require staff assistance to access the galleries.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Partial disabled access. There is a small lift to the Museum level, not suitable for large buggies or wheelchairs. Please ask for assistance via the intercom or contact us in advance of your visit.
Disabled toilet and baby change on the ground floor, please ask a member of staff for access.
An induction loop system is installed in the Museum Shop/Information Point.

The Polar Museum
Wheelchair accessible entrance is the main door on Lensfield Road., where there is a visitor-operated Sesame lift built into the steps.
A hearing loop is available on request at the information desk.
Accessible toilets.

Botanic Garden
Largely accessible, with the exception of some of the heritage features such as the Rock Garden. Path surfaces are mostly gravel, and there are large stretches of lawn. Sloped paving ramps allow access from the paths to the lawn areas. Benches at regular intervals around the garden.
The Brookside Gate is fitted with a low-level counter and an induction loop.
Guide and assistance dogs are permitted in the Botanic Garden.
Electric and manual wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Brookside Gate if booked in advance.

Further details about museum accessibility can be found in the University’s Disability Access Guide.

Parking for disabled visitors is available at or near all museums. Other parking is not available at the museums, and city centre car parks can be expensive. We encourage our visitors to make use of Cambridge's Park and Ride facilities