Accessible events for families and adults this November

Image of a family doing a craft activity at an Early Birds event

Accessible events for families and adults this November

Find out more about upcoming Early Birds and VIscovery dates, BSL events at November Lates and our audio described tours.Events coming soon


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Early Birds – Last remaining tickets

Saturday 23 November 2019 | 18.30 – 21.45

Early Birds is a sensory-friendly event for families with children (ages 4 -15) who need a quieter environment to enjoy the museum.

For the first time, we will be piloting a new evening format for families. Doors will open at 18.30 and activities will run until 21.15. 

We still have limited tickets available so please book through our Early Birds web page here

If you prefer the morning format, there will be a morning Early Birds event on 14 December (booking opens on 15 November at 10am). Please save the date! Find out more – Early Birds

Child at a VIscovery session making something with feathers

VIscovery – Save the date

Saturday 25 January 2020 | 10.30 – 16.00

VIscovery days enable families with members who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind to enjoy events around the museum that are specially designed for them. 

The next Viscovery Day will take place on Saturday 25 January 2020 and be themed around our ‘Top Secret’ Exhibition. Tickets are free but booking is essential – booking will open on 11 December at 10am.

For more information, please email Family Programmes or call on 020 7942 4086.Find out more – VIscovery Day

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Lates – BSL events

Wednesday 27 November  

Join us for an Art and Science themed Lates, where we’ll be exploring the worlds of science and art and the crossover between the two disciplines.

19.00 – 19.30 | Guided Tour: Brass, Glass, Discovery and Wonder 

Join us to delve into London’s scientific past, as we uncover the stories of instrument makers and skilled craftspeople who put London on the map as a centre for scientific discovery and wonder. Presented by Marcel Hirshman in BSL and voiced over by Bibi DaLacey-Mould. 

There will be no Lates in December so join us on the 29 January 2020 to celebrate all things medicine as we launch our new Medicine Galleries, which are based on the extraordinary collections of Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum.Book now – November BSL at Lates

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Mobiloo – Changing spaces toilet

Saturday 23 November | 14.00 – 22.00 

Mobiloo is the world’s first attended, mobile changing toilet and changing facility for disabled people who cannot use a standard accessible toilet. It has a tail-lift, a full x/y electronic hoist, height-adjustable changing table, toilet, sink and waste disposal, gloves, wipes, and all the consumables necessary.

The Mobiloo will be available outside the Science Museum Groups entrance on Imperial College Road, from 14.00-22.00 on the 23 November for visitors to the South Kensington area .Find out more – Mobiloo


Photograph of the Souez capsule in the Exploring Space gallery at the science museum.

Book an Audio Described Tour

Visually impaired, partially sighted or blind visitors can now take audio-described tours of our most popular galleries. Our volunteer guides deliver a regular programme of audio-described tours of our permanent galleries including: Exploring Space, Mathematics, Information Age and Flight. 

If you would like to plan an audio-described tour, please contact the volunteer team at least three weeks before your visit so that a volunteer guide can be arranged.

To book on please visit the Audio Described website here or email the volunteer team at volunteer@sciencemuseum.ac.uk or speak to our call centre on 020 7942 4000 (Mon–Sun, 8.30–18.00).