Festival access

Online Access

National Army Museum

Chelsea Physic Garden

Burton Court

Getting here

By tube

Nearest station: Sloane Square
– 10-minute walk –

By rail

Nearest station: Victoria
– 20-minute walk –

By bus

170 bus route
stops at all venues

By boat

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station
– 15-minute walk –

Online access

How to access online events

Each of this year’s online events will be available on its own watch page on the Chelsea History Festival website.

Registering for an online event

  1. Find the event you want to attend, click the booking link, then add the event to your basket.
  2. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be sent a confirmation email.
  3. You will be sent a further email 48-72 hours prior to the advertised event time containing a link to the watch page and a password to gain access.
  4. Click the link in the email to go to the watch page.
  5. Enter your password when prompted.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not receive the email containing your link and password, please check your Junk/Spam folder.

Joining an online event

Once you have accessed the watch page, you can safely navigate away from it at any time. When you want to return to the page, simply click the link in the email.

The event will start automatically on the watch page at the advertised time.

Technical hints and tips

  1. Our online events should work on any modern web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge).
  2. For the best experience, we recommend making sure your browser is up to date.
  3. Using headphones can help eliminate echo and feedback.
  4. If the video or audio is lagging, or if your screen freezes, try refreshing the page. You can do this by pressing the F5 key (or, if you’re on a Mac, by holding down the Cmd and R keys at the same time).
  5. If you’re still having trouble, try closing any other tabs or background services/tasks you have running, or ask other users in your home to stop using the internet while you watch the event.

Participating in multiple online events

Online events will each have their own watch page. Access to these events must be booked individually.

Interacting in the event

The live chat box on the watch page lets you communicate directly with the host and other attendees before and during an event. This is a great place to say hello and introduce yourself before the event goes live. You can also submit questions, which we will try to answer towards the end of the event.

Missed an online event?

Don’t worry! You will be able to catch up on any online events. A recording will be available on the watch page immediately after the live event ends and will remain there until Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

A dedicated page featuring all of our Catch Up events will be published after the festival begins.

National Army Museum

Location

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT

Plan your journey

Plan your route to the National Army Museum using Google Maps or Transport for London.

Parking

There are no public parking spaces at the Museum. Visit Parkopedia for information about where to find parking nearby.

There are bike racks located along Royal Hospital Road, near each of the Chelsea History Festival venues.

Please do not secure any bikes or scooters to the railings outside the Royal Hospital Chelsea or Burton Court. Any items secured to these railings will be removed.

Access

There is lift access to every floor of the National Army Museum, from two centrally located lifts. Stairs are also available.

Fixed seating is available throughout the galleries. There is a mix of seating with and without arm rests available in all public areas, including the Café and outdoor area.

Toilets/changing facilities

The Museum has toilets on every floor, and disabled access toilets on the ground and lower ground floor. There is also a Changing Places facility on the ground floor. The toilets near the Café are unisex.

Baby change facilities are available on the ground and first floor and a baby feeding room is available in the Café.

Assistance dogs

All assistance dogs are welcome at the Museum.

Cloakroom/storage

There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities available during events at the Chelsea History Festival.

Bags/items of luggage larger than 45x30x45cm are not allowed on the National Army Museum premises for safety and security reasons

Venue website

https://www.nam.ac.uk

Chelsea Physic Garden

Location

Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HS

Access for entry and events is via our main entrance at 66 Royal Hospital Road.

Plan your journey

Plan your route to Chelsea Physic Garden using Google Maps or Transport for London.

Parking

There are no public parking spaces at Chelsea Physic Garden. Visit Parkopedia for information about where to find parking nearby.

There are bike racks located along Royal Hospital Road, near each of the Chelsea History Festival venues. 

Please do not secure any bikes or scooters to the railings outside the Royal Hospital Chelsea or Burton Court. Any items secured to these railings will be removed.

Access

The Garden has a limited number of wheelchairs available to borrow. For assistance, please speak to a staff member upon arrival.

Once inside, the Garden is on one level; ramp access is available to the education space and to the Physic Garden Café. The Gallery, used for events and talks, is up a flight of stairs without lift access. Please contact the venue ahead of attending a talk or event for advice on alternatives.

Toilets/changing facilities

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available in the main building as well as at the Physic Garden Café. Baby-changing facilities can also be found in the Café.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Garden.

Cloakroom/storage

There are no cloakroom or storage facilities. However, visitors are welcome to take their luggage around the Garden with them.

Burton Court

Location

Burton Court
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4SR

From Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 September, access to the festival tent on Burton Court will be via the gate at the corner of Royal Hospital Road and Ormonde Gate.

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, access to Burton Court will be via the main gate on St Leonard’s Terrace at the bottom of Royal Avenue.

Plan your journey

Plan your route to Burton Court using Google Maps or Transport for London.

Parking

Visit Parkopedia for information about where to find parking nearby.

There are bike racks located along Royal Hospital Road, near each of the Chelsea History Festival venues.

Please do not secure any bikes or scooters to the railings outside the Royal Hospital Chelsea or Burton Court. Any items secured to these railings will be removed.

Access

A ramp will be installed to aid access to the site via the gate on Royal Hospital Road. Once inside, Burton Court is on one level. The ground is a mixture of unpaved gravel path and short grass.

Access for wheelchair users attending an event in the festival tent can be arranged in advance. Please contact our box office on 0131 226 0014 or email tickets@chelseahistoryfestival.com

Toilets/changing facilities

A toilet block will be available on Burton Court for visitors to use.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in Burton Court.

Cloakroom/storage

There are no cloakroom or storage facilities.

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