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Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Venue Accessibility Profile (last updated: 30 October 2009, 21:20)

Address Details

Name Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Address Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
Borough Camden
Town/City London
Post Code WC1H 0XG

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Within the congestion charging zone? Yes
Access summary Good access for wheelchair users. Facilities for sensory impaired people.

Further Details

Type of venue Art Gallery
Further keywords Gallery, African, Asian, Islamic and Oriental art forms
General information The Brunei Gallery is an exciting venue situated in the heart of London. Located between Malet Street and Thornhaugh Street in the North West corner of Russell Square. It is only a three minute walk from the British Museum and is opposite the main entrance to the School of Oriental and African Studies building.

We are dedicated to showing work of and from Asia and Africa, of both a historical and contemporary nature. This is as part of the Gallery's aim to present and promote cultures from these regions.

Contact Information

Switchboard/Enquiry Line No 020 7898 4915
Fax 020 7898 4259

Getting To

Nearest BR station and approximate distance (metres) Euston Station
Nearest tube station and approximate distance (metres) Russell Square


Off site parking? On-site car park in Malet Street, but limited spaces.
Best place to drop off passengers There is a drop off point 30 meters from main entrance.
Taxi services Black Cab

Main Entrance

Level Access No
Ramp Type Fixed
Door Type Swing
Further Entrance Notes Entering into the foyer and reception.

Access Inside

Number of steps between each floor 28 steps to the basement.
Floors served by lift A lift in the gallery which serves all floors.
Type(s) of lift Public
Location of accessible fire exits and refuges Main entrance.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible screens/areas All areas
Accessibility restrictions Please call for large groups. 6-8 seats can be removed in the lecture theater for wheelchair users.

Wheelchair and Scooter Users

Location of storage for wheelchairs/scooters Storage of 10 wheelchairs in the foyer.

Limited Mobility

Staff will assist Yes

Facilities for Hearing Impaired

Induction loop available Yes
Locations of induction loops / infra red systems In the lecture theatre.

Services for Visually Impaired

Are touch tours available? Available with artist's consent only.

Information Formats

General information Voice announcements in lift.
Large print On request

Guide Dogs

Are guide dogs welcome? Yes
Guide dogs can remain with owner Yes
Restrictions No
Number limit Please call in advance if you are bringing more than 10 dogs.


Movable seating available? No


Location Ground floor.
Wheelchair accessible Yes

Toilets and Phones

Adapted toilets Male:
Unisex: Yes
Location of toilets There is an adapted toilet on the ground floor at the rear of the gallery. Another is in the basement.
Further details All toilets have level access.

Seating, Concessions and Activities

Workshops, classes and activities There are lectures which are sometimes part of the exhibitions.


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