Find out everything you need to plan and book a visit to Locomotion, as well as resources and useful information to help you get the most out of your day.
Before you visit
Below you'll find information to assist you when completing your own risk assessment during a preliminary visit to the site. Please remember that a risk assessment document is only valid if completed by the teacher.
If you have need any further advice, give us a call on 0330 058 0058.
The museum is a public building and adult group leaders must remain with their students at all times to supervise their behaviour, ensure their health and safety, and accompany them in the event of an evacuation.
Groups must have the correct adult-to-student ratios:
Ages 5 and under – 1:4
Ages 5 to 11 – 1:8
Ages 11 to 16 – 1:10
Ages 16 to 18 – 1:30
Over-18s – 1 responsible adult per group
We are committed to ensuring all our visitors feel welcome and enjoy their experience with us. If the behaviour of anyone in your group adversely affects the health and safety of other visitors or staff or causes damage to the collection, this person may be asked to leave.
Please have contingency measures in place in case anyone is asked to leave the building. Get in touch with us prior to your visit if you have any questions regarding this matter.
All museum staff have undergone a standard police check. Staff working directly with students have undergone an Advance Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.
Staff delivering educational events have relevant experience and training.
The museum has written health and safety policy statements. Daily safety checks are carried out on all galleries and hazards are isolated or rectified immediately.
All staff attend mandatory health and safety training courses, and the museum is subject to an annual independent audit to ensure that health and safety standards are maintained.
Exhibitions and activities are designed with full consideration of risk control measures and assessments are completed for all new works and activities.
The Science Museum Group maintains insurance cover in respect of public and product liability.