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Accessibility

Edinburgh Science Festival is an annual two-week festival that runs over the Easter holidays. 

Our programme includes more than 200 events in a variety of formats: from shows and performances to talks, discussions and debates, interactive workshops, drop-in activities and exhibitions. 

Searching for Events

Events for the 2020 Science Festival are available to book now online, in person and over the phone.

­­If you would like a copy of the brochure sent to your address, please email our marketing team on marketing@scifest.co.uk

If you would like a copy of the brochure in a different format, please also email our marketing team marketing@scifest.co.uk, and we will do our best to provide you with one in your desired format.

Online

You can search for events by date, title, age range and suitability, type of event, and venue.

Each event listing will have the time, date, price and venue included as well as information about what the event entails.

Accessible Events and Additional Resources

We have a number of accessible events as part of Edinburgh Science Festival 2020. If there is something specific you would like to request for an event or ask a question, please call our Box Office on 0131 226 0005 or email boxoffice@scifest.co.uk.

We have developed a Accessibility Guide for the 2020 Festival with accessible performance listings, venue information and other access information. This is downloadable in PDF format below and please get in contact if you would like a print version.

Download the 2020 Accessibility Guide

With the help of Scottish Autism and PAMIS, we have developed a social story for anyone attending the Science Festival. The social story is available in downloadable PDF format. 

Download social story

Edinburgh Science Festival's Accessibility initiatives are supported by The Boshier-Hinton Foundation.

Our events happen at venues in and around Edinburgh. We welcome all visitors to our events and make every effort to ensure that the activities in our programme are as accessible as possible. 

This page contains information on searching for events, how to book tickets and planning your visit to the Science Festival. If you have a specific requirement or any questions about what we offer, please email our box office on boxoffice@scifest.co.uk or phone on 0131 553 0005.

Planning your visit

Each venue we use has its own page with a more detailed breakdown of its access. You can download the full access statements from our core venues below.

City Art Centre: See the full access statement here.

Pleasance: See the full access statement here

National Museum of Scotland: See the full access statement here

Dynamic Earth: See the full access statement here and the sensory map here

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Download full access statement here

Edinburgh Zoo: Download full access statement here

Summerhall: Read full access statement here

Toilets

Accessible

There are many accessible toilets around Science Festival venues. Below is a list of the venues that have accessible toilets. 

  • City Art Centre 
  • Pleasance 
  • National Museum of Scotland - click here for detailed dimensions of these toilets
  • Dynamic Earth (2 toilets)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (6 toilets)
  • Edinburgh Zoo

All our core venues have baby changing facilities too.

Changing places

There are three changing places toilets location around Edinburgh City Centre, two located in north Edinburgh and two located in Edinburgh west. A Pamiloo will also be available at Pleasance for 11, 12, 15 and 17 April.

City Centre

North Edinburgh

Edinburgh West

Please see the Changing Places website for further information on the specifications of each of these toilets.

Transport

Our transport partner Lothian Buses provide transport around Edinburgh, with many short walking distances to and from our venues. Most buses also have wheelchair spaces.