Visiting our Venues

Currently, wheelchair users, or people with mobility impairments, can access all areas of the Hunterian Museum by lift.

In the Hunterian Art Gallery, access is by ramp to ground floor, and then by lift to the basement and first floor Gallery 2. 

Because of the nature of the Mackintosh House, access is limited to the orientation room, hall and dining room.

There is limited wheelchair access to the Hunterian Zoology Museum. A platform lift has been installed at the front door of the Graham Kerr Building which will allow visitors to access part of the Zoology Museum. Wheelchair users are advised to make an appointment to visit by contacting us by phone (0141 330 4772).

Both 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 for visitors who require them. Please ask our Front of House staff if you require any assistance.