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Access at Apsley House

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

If you are a disabled visitor we offer the option to bring a companion or carer in for free to help you get more out of your visit.

Mobility/Older Visitors

Wheelchair loan Yes
Mobility Scooter loan No
Site Folders No
Accessible Toilets No
Adult changing area No
Handrails No
Easy-use cutlery No
Assistance Dogs Welcome No
Wheelchair Access
 

Disabled access is very limited for those with impaired mobility, as there are no ramps and only one lift in the building. Visitors are advised to bring a companion.

One wheelchair available on request. Please call in advance.

Entrance/Set Down
Please call site in advance.
Disabled Parking
Limited, free parking is available for disabled visitors. It is essential to book parking in advance. Parking spaces are between 5-15m away from the entrance. Cobbled forecourt with 5 steps to the front door. Please note there is no ramp available.
Onsite Transport
No information available
Stairs
Five steps to the front door. Eight steps down to the lift. There are three steps down to the basement gallery.
Lift Access
Lift provides access to the first floor, but there are 8 steps down to the lift itself.
Seating and rest points
Chairs are located in the inner hall, Waterloo Gallery, dining room, Yellow Drawing Room and Red Striped Room. Carry stools are also available on request.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Cobbled stones in forecourt, mosaic tiles in the shop and inner hall. Rest of the house is carpeted.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No information available

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Blind/Visually Impaired

Braille Guides No
Braille Signage No
Handrails No
Accessible Toilets No
Torches No
Assistance Dogs Welcome No
Sensory Experiences
No information available
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
Our 15-minute 'Walk and Talk' Gallery Tours take place twice daily throughout the year.
Handling Objects
No information available
Tactile Models
No information available
Areas of Low Lighting
House interior can be quite dark, and some rooms are dimly lit to protect the contents.
Colour contrasts
No information available
Large Print
No information available
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No information available

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Vibrating fire alarms No
Tour transcripts No
Film subtitles No
BSL Tours No
Assistance Dogs Welcome No
Induction Loops
No information available
Audio installation transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No information available

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Learning Difficulties

Accessible Toilets No
Adult changing area No
Easy-use cutlery No
Basic language audio tours
No information available
Easy Read Material
No information available
Large print Material
No information available
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No information available
Sensory Experiences
No information available
Handling Objects
No information available

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Culinary/Dietary

Easy-use cutlery No
Bottle/food Warming No
Child Size Portions No
Highchairs No
Special Diets
No information available

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Health and Safety

Deep Water
No information available
Trip Hazard
No information available
Sheer Drop
No information available
Slip Hazard
Cobbled stones in forecourt, mosaic tiles in the shop and inner hall.
Steep Slope
No information available
Steep Stairs
No information available
Beware of Traffic
Visitors have to cross very busy roads to reach the site.
Uneven Ground
No information available

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Contact

Site Telephone
020 7499 5676
Customer Services
0870 333 1181
Address
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London - W1J 7NT
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