The Yale Center for British Art is dedicated to providing the best possible experience to all visitors. People of all abilities are welcome to visit the museum and participate in programming. All tours can be adapted to address individual needs.

Getting Around the Museum

  • Complimentary manual wheelchairs and stools are available next to the elevator on the ground floor, on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum's classrooms, galleries, Reference Library, and Study Room are accessible by wheelchair. If you have limited mobility or use a wheelchair and require assistance to attend a program in the Lecture Hall, please see the security guard at the information desk in the Entrance Court. We request that you arrive ten minutes before the start of the program.
  • Gender-neutral accessible restrooms are available on the lower level.
  • Service animals are welcome in the museum.
  • Designated handicapped metered parking spaces are available within close proximity of the Yale Center for British Art. In addition, vehicles may park temporarily in front of the building, on the southeast corner of Chapel and High Streets, in order to assist a visitor in a wheelchair or with limited mobility. The museum's parking lot, located directly behind the building and accessible from York Street (on your right as you approach Chapel Street), offers a limited number of spaces closer to the entrance. Please see the parking attendant for assistance.

Visual and Auditory Assistance

  • Sign language interpretation is available free of charge for public tours, group visits, school tours, and public programs. We require two weeks’ notice to arrange for an interpreter.
  • Large-print labels for special exhibitions are available at the front desk.

For information about our educational programming and tours offered to visitors of all abilities, please visit the Access Programs page.  

If you have questions or would like to make arrangements, please contact the Education department ( | +1 203 432 2858).