Facilities and Access – Southampton City Art Gallery

Facilities and Access

This page includes useful information about the facilities at Southampton City Art Gallery including toilets, baby change and accessibility. It also includes information for visitors with disabilities.


Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the gallery.


Cloakroom and Buggy Park

Unfortunately, due to limited space, we are not able to offer a cloakroom or buggy park at the gallery.

You are welcome to use the lift to take buggies and prams into and around the gallery.


Toilets and Baby change

Toilets can be found on the ground floor.

An accessible toilet with baby change facilities is available on the ground floor, please ask staff at the front desk for the key.


Wheelchair Access

Step free access is available from the street to the ground floor gallery foyer, which leads to a small lift to the exhibition space on the first floor.

If you require access using a larger electric wheelchair or mobility scooter, this can also be arranged. Please call the gallery in advance for more information on 023 8083 4536.


Emergency Evacuation

Our staff are fully trained to support visitors who require step free access during an emergency.  Evacuation chairs and refuge points are available on all levels.


Neurodiversity and sensory processing difficulties

We are committed to being an accessible venue for all neurodiverse visitors, including those with autism and dementia.

We hope the resources and information included on this page will be helpful in planning your visit, but if you have any specific enquiries please get in touch with our team on 023 8083 4536 or email art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk


Visual Story

Our visual story gives more details on what to expect when visiting the gallery.

Download our visual story here


Resources for visitors with visual impairment

We run friendly and informal small group audio description tours and hands-on sessions for blind and partially sighted people at the Art Gallery, Seacity Museum and Tudor House & Garden. To find out more please contact museums.education@southampton.gov.uk



Limited fixed seating is available throughout the gallery.


Blue Badge Parking

There are several blue badge parking bays close to the museum. There nearest is on Marlands Road. Further details on nearby blue badge parking can be found here https://www.southampton.gov.uk/travel-transport/find-and-plan/find-parking/


Learning Visits

Our learning activities can be tailored and extended to meet the needs of participants with behavioural, physical, cognitive or sensory difficulties or disabilities. Sessions can include a series of practical and museum-based activities, participants will be made to feel comfortable, enthused and included. You can find out more about our learning programme by visiting our Learning Deck page here. Please call us to discuss your individual group needs and we will create engaging and stimulating sessions that are suitable and affordable.


Need extra information?

Our team will be happy to help. Contact them 023 8083 4536 or email art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk

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