Museum accessibility

Find out how to get around our museum and what we offer to help you enjoy your visit

We want everyone to enjoy our museum

If you would like to contact us before your visit, you can call us on 020 3461 5545. This phone is staffed from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. You can leave a message outside these hours and we will call you back.

You can also email us at:

On the day of your visit, please speak to our staff at our information desk if you need any assistance.


There are no disabled parking places near the museum. Drivers and coach operators who drop off or pick up passengers on the double yellow lines on Bartholomew Lane do so at their own risk. The City of London Corporation has a map of designated disabled parking bays in the area.

Public transport

You may find Transport for London’s accessibility guide useful.

Wheelchair access

We welcome wheelchair users. If you use a wheelchair, please come to the main entrance of the Bank of England on Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH. 

When you get there, please press the large button with a wheelchair symbol on. It’s at wheelchair level near the left-hand rail. Our security staff will operate the lift and our museum staff will escort you to the museum.

There is space for up to six wheelchairs at a time in the museum.

Within the museum, there are three small sets of steps. We have portable ramps which we put down for wheelchair users for these steps. The ramps are centrally folding and have the following dimensions:

Weight bearing up to 275 kg
Usable width of 71.5 cm
Length of 2.13 metres

If you need these ramps, please tell us in advance if you can, but don’t worry if you can’t.


There are three steps up to the museum entrance on Bartholomew Lane. Once through these doors, there are three more steps into the museum. There are also a few steps going up and down into some of the galleries inside the museum. Portable ramps are available if needed.

Borrow a wheelchair

We have one wheelchair that you can borrow. Please speak to our staff at our information desk. Please bring a companion because we cannot provide anyone to accompany you. 


We have an accessible toilet. But it does not have a hoist.

Guide and assistance dogs

We welcome guide and assistance dogs and are happy to provide water.


Our main galleries have some seats.

Induction loop

An induction loop is available at our information desk. Please switch the setting on your hearing aid to the T position.

British Sign Language

Our audio-guides, hosted from your smartphone on Smartify, are available with BSL interpretation. In addition, a signed video introduction to our museum is available at our information desk.


Some of the videos in our galleries are subtitled. Please ask our museum staff to point you in the right direction.

Large-print guides

Large-print guides are available for our temporary exhibition. Please ask for more information about large-print guides at the information desk.

Magnifying glasses and torches

Magnifying glasses and torches are available from the information desk.

Ear defenders

We do not have a quiet room but you can borrow a set of child or adult ear defenders from the information desk, free of charge.

Visual story guide

Read our visual story guide to the museum.

Tell us how we are doing

We welcome your views on how to make our museum a place everyone can enjoy. 

If you have any comments or suggestions, please speak to a member of staff at our information desk, or get in touch using the contact details above.

This page was last updated 17 February 2023