Further information about your visit to the Royal Institution at 21 Albemarle Street

  • The Royal Institution historic building
    Credit: Royal Institution / T Mitchell

Accessibility information

Information desks

The reception and information desk is located near the Albemarle Street entrance. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.


Accessible and standard toilets are located on the ground floor in the reception area.

Baby changing facilities

Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet on the ground floor in the reception area.


There is one main scenic lift located in the Atrium. All floor levels are announced.


There is a small unattended cloakroom on the ground floor in the reception area. Large bags and rucksacks must be placed in the cloakroom and you may be requested to leave briefcases, bags, sticks or umbrellas in there as well. Buggies can also be stored in the cloakroom, subject to space availability.


There are seats in the reception area on the ground floor and also a number of seats in the exhibition space.

Portable seats are available for tours – just ask a member of staff.

Accessible car parking

Parking spaces for disabled visitors near The Royal Institution

Four spaces for Blue Badge holders on Mayfair Place
Three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Cork Street

For other local Blue Badge parking please visit:

Drop off points

Albemarle Street has metered parking so offers limited opportunity for drop offs.

Entrance to the Royal Institution

The Royal Institution has two main entrances, both on Albemarle St. Both are accessible via double doors

Wheelchair access for exhibition and events

All public areas are wheelchair accessible via the scenic lift in the Atrium. Floor levels are announced. The theatre can accommodate four wheelchair users.

Guide and hearing dogs

We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs at the Royal Institution. Water bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

Sound enhancement system / Induction loops

Induction loops operate in the Theatre. Please ask a member of staff for details.

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