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.

Assistance Animals

Guide and assistance animals – including assistance dogs in training – are welcome at our venues. We ask that they are identified by wearing a jacket, a harness, or a brightly coloured collar and lead during your visit.

Audio Descriptions 

Descriptions of some of our artworks are available on our Audio Descriptions page .  Those on dipslay in our venues can also be accessed via our Bloomberg Connects App

Large Print Resources

Large Print Resources

Additional Language Resources

Additional Language Resources

British Sign Langauge

See our Events page for information about BSL Tours

Sensory bag and contentsSensory Resources

For young neurodivergent visitors there are sensory bags at the Museum and sensory aprons at the Art Gallery. Each is available on request at our welcome desks and offers materials to help the young visitor feel relaxed and have a visual plan for the visit.

Museum Sensory Bag 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.

A person wearing a cloth apron with items in pockets: fidget toy; notebook; toy glasses; communication cardArt Explorer Apron contents

  • fidget Toy; 'I Want' sheet; notebook and pencil; colour changing glasses
  • Ear defenders available on request

Adult sized ear defenders also available on request at each venue.

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.