Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Day time skate against the backdrop of Hintze Hall

Step-free access to the Ice Rink

To get to the Ice Rink from street level, you can use the ramp from the corner of Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road, or the ramp near the main Museum entrance on Cromwell Road.

You can also reach the Ice Rink using the stairs from the underground tunnel that links the Museum to South Kensington Underground Station, but there is no ramp from the underground tunnel to the Ice Rink.

Step-free access to the Café Bar and viewing platform

There is a lift to the Café Bar and viewing platform from ground level. 

Accessible skate sessions

We run a number of quieter sessions throughout the season which are suitable for all skaters with additional needs, including wheelchair users. Visit our What's on calendar for further information.

Disability personal assistants

A disability personal assistant may accompany you and skate for free.

Safety at the Ice Rink

Ice skating inevitably comes with some risks and we want to minimise any such risks to skaters.

To help you skate safely, advice and tips are displayed at the Ice Rink. Please make sure you read these when you arrive.

General information about accessibility at the Museum

The Ice Rink is located on the Museum's East Lawn, where Cromwell Road meets Exhibition Road.

For more information about getting to the Museum and how to get around once you are here, please view our Access page.


Wheelchair skate session

Visit and booking

Find opening times and information about booking tickets, group visits and a dedicated session with an ice marshal.

News and events

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Discover everything you need to know about visiting the Ice Rink including arrival times, skate hire and other frequently asked questions.