We want Centre of the Cell to be accessible and enjoyable for all visitors. Our Learning Team are working hard to update our offer and to provide resources for our visitors to ensure that everyone can get the most out of their visit to us.

We are currently working on updating our offer to include SEND workshops and resources for both schools and the public. If you would like to help us achieve this, please contact our Learning Team Leader at We are always looking for suggestions, feedback and collaborators to assist us.

We are also currently producing a visual story and sensory map for the Centre of the Cell. Please check back to this page in the future to see these when they are ready.

Planning Your Visit

For specific information on how to get to us, please visit our Getting Here page.

Disabled parking is available in the Blizard Yard and must be booked in advance. If you require a disabled parking space, please contact us on 0207 882 2562, or email us at

We are part of the Sunflower Lanyard scheme. Not all disabilities are visible, and our staff are trained to recognise the pins, badges, cards and lanyards of the scheme. This allows us to discreetly identify that somebody may require additional support.

Centre of the Cell does not have a lunch space or indoor area where visitors can eat. There is a separate café within the Blizard Institute to purchase food. No food or drink is allowed inside STEM Pod, but snacks and drinks are permitted in our waiting area and in the Neuron Pod.

If you would like to visit us in advance of your booking, please contact us by phone or email to arrange a ‘pre-visit’. On these pre-visits, we will be able to show you our spaces and resources and answer any questions face to face.

During Your Visit

We are located on the first floor of the Blizard Institute, with step-free access available throughout. There is a lift that connects our ground and first floors, and the accompanying staircase also has a handrail.

There is a disabled toilet on both the ground and first floors. The nearest Changing Places toilet is located at the Tower of London.

Our waiting area is seated. There is also seating in both our STEM Pod and Neuron Pod. These seats do not have armrests, and the seats in STEM Pod do not have backrests.

After Your Visit

Was there anything that we could have done to improve your visit? If so, please let us know at


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us:

0207 882 2562