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Facilities and access

Here is the practical info about our facilities, to help make your visit to The Sainsbury Centre a smooth and comfortable experience.

Gallery Reception

This located by the main gallery entrance. Our staff will be happy to help you with any questions.

Toilets

The Sainsbury Centre has ample toilet facilities throughout the building

Facilities for babies and children

Buggies are welcome and usable throughout the building – with lifts to access the lower galleries 1, 2 and 3 and west mezzanine.

Baby changing areas

We have numerous baby changing facilities available.

Feeding

The Modern Life Café has a childrens’ menu option and packed lunch boxes and highchairs are available.

We are breastfeeding friendly and can provide hot water to warm baby milk/food.

Facilities for disabled visitors

Visit our Disabled Visitors page for more details

Cloakrooms

There are coat racks with hangers close to the Modern Life Café, with additional coat racks in the cloakroom by gallery reception entrance. These are free to use and are unattended.

Lockers

For valuables, we have secure lockers in the toilets by the gallery reception entrance. These take £1 coins, returnable after use.

Large Items

Please leave large items, such as rucksacks, skateboards and scooters in the cloakroom as these are not allowed in the galleries.

Lifts

The platform lift at gallery reception is for access the lower level galleries 1, 2 and 3.

A service lift at the west end provides access to the west mezzanine gallery, otherwise reached by a spiral staircase.

Seating

There is comfortable low seating in the Living Area, where the Permanent Collection is displayed (approx. 8 seats).

Benches are situated at intervals in the other gallery spaces. Portable exhibition stools are also available - please ask a member of staff.

Telephones

We have no public telephones on site but the gallery reception desk telephone can be used for emergency calls and booking taxis. Just ask a member of the Visitor Services Team.

Mobile phone policy

Please be considerate to other visitors if you need use your mobile in the gallery.

Photography

You are welcome to take photos in the Permanent Collection if solely for personal and non-commercial use (please sign a disclaimer form at gallery reception on arrival). It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed.

No flash or tripods are permitted unless by prior arrangement.