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Glynn Vivian is accessible to all and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Situated in Swansea city centre, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery delivers exhibitions of contemporary and historical art as well as workshops and events. Glynn Vivian also hosts events in the Lecture Theatre which is available for hire and can be booked in advance.

Glynn Vivian is accessible to all and we look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions, please email or call on 01792 516900

Pre-arrival: for full directions of how to get here please see information on our website, for driving directions please go to and enter both your postcode and ours, which is SA1 5DZ, for full directions.

The following taxi companies have accessible taxis and are contactable as follows:

Datacabs - 01792 474747

Pre-booking is essential 

The gallery building is fully accessible to all visitors.

Although there is no parking at the gallery, there are two parking bays for disabled people with appropriate permits, three one hour parking bays and two bays for coaches to alight, available directly outside.

Main Entrance

From the north side of Alexandra Road (opposite Swansea College of Art), there is a signed main entrance in the modern wing with double automatic doors level with the pavement.

The main entrance and reception area are completely step free and fully accessible.

Hearing loop facilities are available on the main reception desk. These are clearly indicated; please speak to a member of staff for assistance.

Benches and chairs are available around the Gallery to allow visitors to rest and contemplate installations in the space.

The spaces are well lit, some with natural light and most with spot lights.

The different levels of the Gallery are fully accessible by lift from the reception area upward.

The Shop

The shop is located in the main reception area, just to the left of the main entrance doors.

The floor is level throughout this area.

There is a low section of the counter.

Some merchandise is located high on shelves, please ask staff for assistance if required.

Staff will ensure enough space is present between merchandising stands to allow the shop to be fully accessible. If there are any issues, our merchandise stands are on wheels and can be moved so please speak to staff if assistance is required.

Coast Cafe

The café is located alongside the Shop in the Reception area through the Main entrance to the left.

Allergy information is available from the café staff. Please inform the café before ordering if you have any specific dietary needs.

Café staff will be happy to rearrange tables and chairs for individual needs.

Baby high chairs are available.

Accessible toilet and Changing Places are available alongside the cafe.

The counter is mid-level but all menus are clearly displayed and staff are always pleased to help.

Accessible Toilets

There are separate accessible toilets and baby change facilities as well as male and female lavatory facilities on site. Please speak to a member of staff in Reception if you require assistance.

The accessible toilets are located in Reception at pavement level, and on Level 2 in the lift lobby outside Room 9.

The doors to enter the accessible toilets are 92cm wide.

Facing the toilet mounted handrails are situated on the left in Reception/ and on the right on Level 2.

No key is required to enter the accessible toilet.

Changing Places

This facility is located alongside the café in main Reception.

A key is required for access. Please speak to a member of staff in Reception for assistance.

Further information is available at

Locker Room

A public locker room for coats and bags is available in the basement, but this area is not fully accessible. If you need to leave your coats and bags, please speak to a member of staff in Reception who will be pleased to assist.

Community Rooms

The Lecture Theatre (Room 1, available for hire), Learning Studio (Room 2), Library and Garden Room are on Level 1 in the 1911 building, these can be reached by the lift and once on this floor, access is step free.

The garden is also accessible at this level through the Garden Room, and has a large flat patio area. Around this, some higher areas are accessible by steps and lower areas accessible by a ramp.

Exhibitions and Collection Displays

All associated activities, talks and tours are available on our website, or call on 01792 516900

Access to the upstairs spaces can be gained by a very large lift.

Due to the nature of contemporary art, sometimes work is included that could be distressing or inappropriate for some audiences please call 01792 516900 in order to discuss your individual needs.

Entrance doors to all gallery spaces are step free.

In some exhibitions, there may be strobe effects, loud noises or darkness, these will have notices. If you have any concerns please call 01792 516900 or email

On level 2 of the modern wing, we have one large artistic space for temporary exhibitions, Room 3. This is accessible by the large lift, and once on this floor, access is step free.

On level 3 of the 1911 building, we have six artistic spaces, rooms 4-9, these are accessible by lift, and once on this floor, access is step free.

On level 4 of the modern wing, there is one resource area, Room 10, which is accessible by lift, and once on this floor, access is step free.

We host a variety of exhibitions, some including interactive art which may have accessibility and other sensory issues. If you have any concerns about our current exhibitions or displays please call on 01792 516900 or email

A map/plan of the Gallery is available at Reception and on our website,

Additional information

Our staff receive regular training which includes extensive disability awareness training.

We have strict evacuation procedures and in the event of an evacuation a member of staff can assist you either to leave the building or to a refuge point.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

For accommodation, the Dragon Hotel, located a 10 minute walk from the Gallery, has accessible facilities with wheelchair accommodation available.

Contact Information

Address: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ

Contact number: 01792 516900

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays

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