Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions – presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.
The main experiences include Glasgow Tower, a Cineworld IMAX, Planetarium and Science Mall.
The gleaming titanium crescent that overlooks the Clyde has three floors packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits that will fascinate you. The Science Mall also plays host to our interactive workshops, Science Show Theatre, the Lab and the state-of-the-art Planetarium! Our science communicators are here to help you to explore and make your experience memorable.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Science Mall Floor 1Science Mall - Floor 3Ticket DeskGround FloorFloor 2 ToiletFloor 3 - ToiletIMAX ToiletChanging Places Toilet - Ground FloorGround Floor Toilet - Locker areaTaste CafeGSC Gift ShopSmoking Area - Front of Building
There is level access from the car park to:Riverside
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Ibrox Subway station is also a short distance away from Glasgow Science Centre.
Glasgow Science Centre has a tarrif system in operation. Please see our website for full details.
Path to main entrance
*Please note that the main entrance to Glasgow Scienece Centre is currently closed due to exteranl works being carried out and will be completed by the end of August 2021.
*For access/Egress to Glasgow Scienece Centre please use the secondary entrance (pictured below) and you will be met by a member of staff upon arrival.
The main entrances and exit to Glasgow Science Centre are wheelchair accessible. The area is also well lit with natural lighting and overhead lights. The main entrance is via a ramp up to automatic doors. The ramp is a long, but gentle slope, these doorways measure 160x220cm. Staff are located at the main doors and are on hand to assist anyone who requires assistance.
The exit is in the Link Building next to the Gift Shop and Cineworld IMAX, this doorway measures 130x238cm. Please note that there is a small moat area that is filled with water to the left of the doorway as you approach the door.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Science Mall large lift
Science Mall small lift
Cineworld IMAX lift
Ticket/ information desk
Access to the main ticket desk is straight ahead of the main entrance doors and is completely level. All of our tills are at an accessible height.
Things to See and Do
Science Mall Floor 1
Science Mall - Floor 3
Floor 3 is also home to The Live Lab where wheelchair users have access to workshops and activities.
Spectator/ Audience viewing areas
Science Show Theatre
There is space for wheelchair users and their carers at the rear of the Science Show Theatre.
The spaces for wheelchair users are at the rear of the Planetarium.
Cineworld IMAX Cinema
There is a Snack Bar available on the first floor of the IMAX building.
There is a Starbucks on the ground floor of the IMAX.
Floor 2 Toilet
Floor 3 - Toilet
Changing Places Toilet - Ground Floor
Glasgow Science Centre has a Changing Places Toilet located on the Ground Floor of the Science Mall, on the right-hand side, next to the escalators.
The CPT has the following items of equipment
Moving and Handling and Changing Equipment supplied by W Munro (Rehab) Ltd. Tel:
Guldmann cover overhead hoisting equipment (www.guldmann.com) . The Hoist serial number is GH3200 110 HS
Shower trolley by Chiltrern Invadex (UK) Ltd
Washbasin Height Adjustable
Floor Space 13.5m2
Before using the hoisting system clients should be familiar with the operation of the hoist and rail system. Only competent and trained people should use the hoist system.
The access code for the CPT can be obtained from the main ticket desk.
GSC will be registered as a destination and will be added to the changing places map. Therefore, anyone wishing to use the CPT do not have to be a GSC customer.
However, access to the Changing Places Toilet will be only be during normal operational hours or during corporate events in the evening. Please see opening hours for details https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/visit/our-opening-hours
The Safe working load of the hoist is a maximum nominal load 200 kgs (440IIbs) - 375kg (825IIbs) respectively must not be exceeded.
Changing places toilets are in addition to standard accessible toilets within GSC
Please note that GSC staff are not accountablee for the following:
Undertaking a risk assessment for individual disabled people and their assistants
Providing physical assistance to a disabled person using the Changing Places Facilities
Providing slings for use with the hoist.
If you require any further information or support prior to your visit please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org 0141 420 5000
Ground Floor Toilet - Locker area
GSC Gift Shop
A low level counter is available at the shop counter. Staff are happy to assist customers if required.
Place to eat and drink
Please contact the Cafe in advance if you have any questions or queries about specific dietry requirements.
Getting around outside
Picnic benches are available outdoors alongside a grass area with a lovely view of the Clyde (on a nice day)
Smoking Area - Front of Building
The smoking area is located outside at the fornt of the main building, beside the bicycle rack. It is sheltered by a canopy.
Customer care support
Walking stick chairs available on request.
Mobility scooters can be charged provided visitors can supply their own charger.
Emergency evacuation procedures
All areas within the building are well equipped to deal with the evacuation of mobility impaired visitors should the need arise. Refuge areas are located in each of the Science Mall floors. Evac-chairs are also positioned in both Mall and IMAX buildings.
Customer care support
We have a mobile app that features British Sign Language versions of interpretation for some of our exhibits, we are working to make this available for all of our exhibits in the near future. You can find this in the app store on your mobile device, please ask a member of staff if you need help to download it.
10 individual hearing neckloops are available on request for visitors in the Planetarium.
First Aid trained staff.
We weclome assisted dogs.
We accept the Access card.
We are a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme.
Trained staff on 'A Sense of blindness and sight loss'.
Trained staff on 'Sense of deafness and hearing loss'.
We offer autism-friendly hours. Visitors with autism do not have to queue during busy periods. Please speak to a member of staff on arrival and they will be happy to assist you. We can arrange a quiet space for visitors who require it.