Entrance to The Royal Institution

The visitor entrance to the Royal Institution is on Albemarle Street and is accessible via double doors.

Information desks

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


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


There is one 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.


There are seats in the reception and several seats in the exhibition space.


Accessible car parking

There are four spaces for Blue Badge holders on Mayfair Place and three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Cork Street.

Drop-off points

Albemarle Street has metered parking so there are limited opportunities for drop-offs.

Wheelchair access for exhibitions and events

All public areas are wheelchair accessible via the 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.

Sound enhancement system and induction loops

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