British Sign Language
At Riverside we have large (32 & 42 inch) electronic touch-screens (E-intros) beside all large displays & objects. These touch-screens have further information and include photographs, films and images. Many images can be enlarged. Each electronic introduction has text in different languages and many include BSL as one of these languages.
There is an introductory video to Riverside Museum in BSL and International Sign Language here as well as availble to view on arrival at the Museum.
Two displays at Riverside Museum have audio description. These displays are called ‘Showman’s Caravan’ and ‘Le Rendevous Café’. Please ask at the enquiry desk for directions.
We are developing a new audio described display for Riverside and will post updates on the website.
The majority of audio visual interpretation and films at Riverside are subtitled and we are working toward subtitling all films.
Guide and Assistance Dogs
Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome in Riverside Museum, and dog
bowls and water are available. Please contact a member of staff.
There are two lifts that take visitors from between the lower ground floor and first floor.
Access to the Building
There are 2 entrances to Riverside Museum and both have level access to the building for wheelchair users.
Accessible toilets with accessible sinks are available on each floor,
with an adult changing table in the accessible toilet on the lower
All floors are accessible by lift. Riverside Museum is fully
accessible to wheelchair users and allows for wheelchair access between
Riverside Museum is fully wheelchair accessible
All displays and interactives are at an accessible height for wheelchair users.
Wheelchairs are available at Reception for visitors to use.
If you have any suggestions that would improve your visit to the Riverside Museum please get in touch. We value your feedback and want to hear from you!
Please note: Some displays at Riverside Museum feature flashing or pulsing lights. Please ask at reception for further information.