Access and Facilities
We are working to make Nottingham Contemporary as accessible to as many people as possible.
Our team are always happy to help you with your access requirements. Please go to the reception desk or ask our friendly gallery assistants should you require any assistance.
Our full building access statement can be downloaded here.
We have an accessible building with lift access on all floors. We have two disabled toilets on the lowest floor, including a Changing Places toilet with a changing bed. The bed and hoist in Our Changing Places Toilet are currently out of order. We don't yet know when they will be repaired but we will update this page when we have further information. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. The nearest changing places toilets to Nottingham Contemporary are located at Motorpoint Arena and Greyhound Street.
Portable fold-up stools are available for you to take around our galleries. We can also provide a wheelchair for you to borrow. Please ask at reception for more details.
Large-print versions of exhibition information panels are available in the galleries and we can provide other information in large print on request. We welcome guide- and hearing-dogs throughout the building.
Easy Read versions and translations of our exhibition notes are available on our website and at our reception desk. We currently provide exhibition notes in Urdu, Polish, and Arabic.
Children's and adult's ear defenders, coloured overlays and magnifiers are also available at our reception desk.
Hearing loops are fitted in our reception and in The Space.
Our spacious lockers are able to store most large bags or buggies.
Due to COVID precautions, please do not attend our exhibitions or events if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms, or is awaiting test results.
Face coverings are not mandatory in any part of our building, but staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face covering.
Our quietest times of the day are the first and last hour we are open.
We can arrange bespoke artist-led workshops and free gallery talks for a broad range of groups with additional support needs. For more information and to book, please contact email@example.com or call 0115 948 9783.
If you are planning on visiting and would like further information, you are welcome to call in advance on 0115 948 9750, so we can ensure your visit is pleasurable.
Communication cards are a means of visual, or nonverbal, communication.
You can use our communication cards to ask for directions or help in our building. The facilities included in these cards are our toilets, lift, café, shop, lockers, seating, first aid kit and exit. Show one of the communication cards to a member of Nottingham Contemporary staff if you need to be shown to one of these things or places.
You can download these cards to print at home or save them as a PDF on a portable electronic device such as a mobile phone or tablet.
Click here to download the print at home version (white)
Click here to download the digital PDF version (white)
Click here to download the print at home version (yellow)
Click here to download the digital PDF version (yellow)
There are also sets of laminated communication cards available next to the reception desk in our building. You are welcome to use these but please return them once you've completed your visit.