Visiting our Venues

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 Mackintosh House has narrow stairs and no lift. This means that access for some is limited to the orientation room, hall and dining room on the ground floor.

For the Hunterian Zoology Museum, Graham Kerr building, there is a platform lift at the front of the building. From there the entrance displays at the Zoology Museum are all on one level, however the is a small set of steps (with handrail) down to the remainder of the displays. Anyone who would have difficulty with these steps is advised to make an appointment to visit by contacting us by phone (0141 330 4772), so that suitable arrangements can be made.

The Hunterian Museum and the Hunterian Art Gallery have accessible toilets. There are standard but no accessible toilets in the Graham Kerr Building. The nearest facility is in the adjacent Wolfson Link Building.

Sensory Backpacks

Sensory backpackThere are two sensory backpacks available to use during your visit to the museum. They contain a variety of different items to help support the experience of visitors with sensory needs. Each backpack contains:

  • Ear Defenders
  • Fidget Toys
  • Storybooks / Reference Book - options available
  • 'What to expect at the Hunterian Museum' booklet
  • Magnifying Glass
  • ‘I Want’ sheet
  • PECS* specific to the Museum (*Picture Exchange Communication System)

If you would like to borrow a backpack during your visit, please ask one of our Front of House team at the museum reception desk.

AccessAble Guides

Visit the pages listed below to view AccessAble Guides for our venues (please note these will take you to the AccessAlbe website):

Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House

Hunterian Zoology Museum

Anatomy Museum

University Gift Shop 

Folding stools
Portable Folding Stools

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