Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit


General admission to The Box is free and there is no need to book in advance.

Want to undertake research using our collections and archives? Find out how we can support you and book your visit to our Cottonian Research Room.

Got a question about your visit? Please see our FAQs page where you can also find information about the safety measures we currently have in place.

Getting around

Our map can be downloaded in the link at the top of this page. Use it to help plan your visit around our spaces and see the entrances and exits for our site.

Entrance and Exit

Our main entrance and exit on Tavistock Place has step free access. We have two additional entrances and exits on North Hill which both have steps.

Entry to and exit from St Luke’s is also on Tavistock Place, opposite our main building.

CCTV is in operation across our site.

What's here

Explore our galleries and exhibitions. Get closer to collections by booking a place in our dedicated research space.

Stay a while longer

Get refreshed at The Box Kitchen & Bar and Little Box or find special souvenirs in our onsite shop, which holds a fantastic range of items inspired by our amazing collections.



Two lifts provide access between our floors. They are available to visitors with access needs only. Some lifts can also accommodate flatbed wheelchairs. Please contact us for detailed access information.

You can also check out our Access page for more details about how you can make the most of your visit and our commitment to getting things right.


Toilets are available on each floor. We have wheelchair accessible toilets, a fully accessible Changing Places toilet (which includes a hoist, height adjustable changing bench, shower and height adjustable sink) and baby change facilities on our ground floor.


Lockers are available on site and cost £1 each which contributes towards the care of The Box's collections. If you need further assistance speak to the staff at the Welcome Desk.


Free WiFi is available throughout our site.


We welcome official guide or care dogs on but unfortunately no other dogs are permitted inside The Box buildings.