beyond the Great Wave

25 May – 13 August 2017


Advanced booking strongly recommended
Special late opening on selected dates

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The exhibition can be reached from the Great Court by stairs or a lift. Concessions are available for disabled people and a ticket for a disabled person’s assistant is free. Bench seating is available in the exhibition and portable seating is available in the Great Court. If you need any further information about how to make your visit accessible, please contact access@britishmuseum.org


Exhibition events

All exhibition events have level access. Induction loops are fitted into both lecture theatres for hearing aid users with a T setting.

Large print and tactile images

Large print guides with all exhibition text in 22 point are available in the exhibition. Tactile and large print images with descriptive information about selected artworks are also available.


Audio described tour and handling session

Sat 22 Jul 16.00-18.15

This tour for blind and partially sighted visitors, led by the exhibition curator and a trained audio describer will explore highlight artworks from the exhibition. It is accompanied by a handling session.

£10 entry. A disabled person’s assistant is free, please email access@britishmuseum.org

Audio described exhibition introduction

Here you will find an audio introduction to the exhibition with descriptions of two key objects.

Deaf-led BSL tour

Saturday 24 June 16.45-18.00

This tour led by Chisato Minamimura will look at highlight artworks from the exhibition.

Free, booking essential



Live subtitles: Curator’s introduction

Sat 10 June 13.30-14.30

This lecture will feature live subtitling for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

Free, booking essential

General information

For general access information including parking for disabled people and borrowing a wheelchair, visit the access page of our website



If you have any feedback about the accessibility of the exhibition please speak to a member of staff or email info@britishmuseum.org