Access and Facilities

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General Access

The museum is located in three buildings. Entrances to all buildings are level, apart from the Babcock Galleries, which has a ramp. There are automatic doors in the Victory gallery and staff are available in other buildings to assist entry.

Most galleries are located on the ground floor with lifts available to all areas. Visitors should be aware that the museum is in old buildings and the floor is uneven in places.

Staff are available in every gallery. Please ask if you require help.

Access and Facilities


Baby change facilities are available in both male and female toilets in the Victory gallery and 11 storehouse.

Guide and assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. Dog bowls and water are available from the main reception desk.

Induction Loops

Sound is used throughout the gallery displays, the majority have induction loops.

A portable induction loop is available upon request.


Most galleries are located on the ground floor. Lifts are available to reach all areas within the museum.

All lifts have Braille buttons and audio instructions.


Seating is provided throughout the museum.

Sign language

Some staff have been trained in basic British Sign Language. Please ask at reception.


Sound is used throughout the gallery displays. Most have induction loops and some have subtitles.


Accessible, female and male toilets are located on the ground floor in the Victory Gallery and 11 storehouse.

Touching objects

Throughout the galleries are displays, interactives and objects that can be touched.

Handling sessions are available for groups by prior appointment. Contact 02392 727 562.


All areas of the museum are accessible to wheelchair users.

Wheelchairs are available upon request from the main reception desk or the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitor centre. To book in advance contact 023 9272 8060