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An adult giving a tour of an art gallery, using British Sign Language. An adult giving a tour of an art gallery, using British Sign Language.

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

Our sites and museums are for everyone. Here you'll find information on accessible facilities and resources to help you plan your visit. 

Getting Around

  • There are disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders outside the Central Library building. This is restricted for 3 hours (with no subsequent return for 3 hours). 
  • We welcome Assistance Dogs to the Graves Gallery.
  • The Graves Gallery was built in the 1930s and is now a Grade II listed building. As such, access for people with limited mobility is not as good as we would like. Improving access is an important part of our long-term plans for the building.
  • There are 3 flights of stairs from the main Library to the Graves Gallery entrance. The Gallery itself is step free. 
  • Wheelchair users and people with prams/buggies are able to access the Library and Graves Gallery on Arundel Gate, where the Library porters will assist you in accessing the Gallery on the 5th floor via the lift.
  • A lift is available in the main library foyer, however there are a number of steps up from street level.

Accessible Toilets (including nearest Changing Places toilet)

  • The nearest accessible toilet is at the Millennium Gallery, approx. 300m from the Graves Gallery. 
  • The nearest Changing Places Toilet is located at the Crucible Theatre
    55 Norfolk Street
    S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

Exploring the Museum

  • You’ll find captioning on our AV / films throughout the gallery.
  • Our Visual Story gives you sense of the museum ahead of your visit and helps you plan your trip.
  • Seating is available in most galleries and folding stools are available on request.
  • Large print labels are available in all galleries.


Contact Us

  • We want everyone to enjoy their visit to Graves Gallery. If you have any particular access requirements please get in touch and we'll be happy to help. You can email us at

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