Visiting our Venues

Visiting the Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery

You can access all areas of the Hunterian Museum by lift.

In the Hunterian Art Gallery there is a ramp to the ground floor and a lift to the basement and first floor Gallery 2.

The Hunterian Museum and the Hunterian Art Gallery have accessible toilets.

Audio Descriptions (Pilot resource)

Access audio files describing items from our collections

Large Print Resources

Information about Large Print resources at our venues or online.

Additional Language Resources

Access Additional Language Resources

Sensory backpack and contentsSensory Backpacks

For young autistic visitors or those with sensory perception conditions, there are sensory backpacks available on request, offering materials to help the young visitor feel relaxed and to have a visual plan for the visit.

Please ask at the Welcome Desk to borrow the bag.  For your safety and peace of mind, we are operating a 72 hour quarantine procedure between uses.

Pack contents:

  • Ear defenders
  • Fidget Toy
  • Storybooks (or reference book on request)
  • 'What to expect at the Hunterian Museum' booklet
  • Magnifying glass
  • 'I Want' sheet
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) cards using museum images, for visual planning.

AccessAble Guides

Visit the pages listed below to view AccessAble Guides for our venues
Please note these will take you to the AccessAble website, whose content is independent of The Hunterian.  Due to audits and updates by AccessAble the links may occasionally be inactive.

AccessAble guide for Hunterian Museum

AccessAble Guide for Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House

AcessAble Guide for Hunterian Zoology Museum

AccessAble Guide for Hunterian Anatomy Museum

Folding stools
Portable Folding Stools

Portable folding stools are available in the Hunterian Museum. Please ask our Front of House staff if you need any help.