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Quiet room

Floor 1, next to the Egypt and Sudan Gallery

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The quiet room is available to anyone who would like to spend some time away from the galleries for rest, reflection or other reasons.  It is a calm and peaceful space with comfortable seating and mindful activities such as puzzles and books. Ear defenders are also available in the room and at the welcome desk.

The quiet room has been developed in consultation with students at Pinc College, a specialist creative college for neuro-divergent young people.

Please ask a member of staff if you would like access to the room or assistance.

Using the quiet room

Please always be respectful to others who are using the room.

We kindly ask that you do not bring food or drink into the room, or leave any  posters, flyers or other materials here.

We’d really appreciate it if you could return any furniture, ear defenders and books to the original location and ensure the room remains clean and tidy.

If you require assistance, please speak to a member of staff.

Opening Times 

Please ask a member of staff if you require access to the quiet room.

Room Capacity 

This room has a limited capacity, we will do our best to accommodate all visitors during busy times but there may occasionally be a wait.


  • Museum staff, emergency services and university agents (e.g., contractors) may need to enter the prayer room and all visitor facilities at any time.
  • Museum cleaning staff will clean the space twice daily.
  • Staff regularly check the prayer room throughout the day to ensure it is kept tidy and safe for use, please report to a member of staff if the facilities are in need of attention.

Fire Alarm 

  • The nearest fire exit is next to the prayer room entrance through the wooden doors.
  • In the event of a fire alarm, you must leave the building immediately.
  • Our staff check all spaces during an evacuation, including the quiet room, should you need assistance.


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