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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


MAA seeks to create and maintain a safe and accessible space for all.

The main entrance on Downing Street is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a lift for visitors. If the lift is out of order for any reason, we will update via our Twitter page, and endeavour to fix this as soon as possible. 


Baby changing facilities are available. The museum does not have a restaurant or cafe, but there is one at the Museum of Zoology on the other side of Downing Street.

Accessible Toilets

We have two sets of gender-neutral toilets. One set is on the first floor landing, and the other is on the second floor landing, both of which are immediately adjacent to a wheelchair-accessible lift.

In each set of toilets, there are two cubicles, one of which is wheelchair accessible. Both cubicles have sinks and paper towels on which to dry your hands. There are no emergency alarms in any of the toilets.

The nearest Changing Places toilet is in the Grand Arcade car park, across the road on Downing Street. See this link for more information.

Lost Property 

The Museum will keep any items left behind at the front desk for two weeks, after which we will take them to charity.

Visiting with an autistic child

Read more about visiting with an autistic child >>

Accessibility Statement

Read our Accessibility Statement here.

Further information

If you have any questions about accessibility, or would like to make a suggestion, please email us at Alternatively, you can phone us on +44 (0)1223 333516. Our reception desk is in operation from Tuesday to Sunday.

Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.