Arriving at the Musuem


We have a free car park at the rear of the building with limited spaces.


We are a dog-friendly museum.


The museum is divided across two floors and therefore accessed by two flights of stairs there is no available wheelchair access. We have seating in every gallery and stalls to stand on to see into cabinets raised off the ground.   


Our archive, library and large meeting room are fully accessible so if you wish to see or learn about a particular item or aspect of history, please get in touch and we will do all we can to assist.


Pushchairs and mobility aids can be stored on the ground floor or carried up the stairs into the museum.

Sensory Map of Museum

Easy Read Pre-Visit Guide


Sensory Bags and Lanyards


Free sensory bags are available for all visitors upon arrival. Bags include Fidget toys, Ear defenders and binoculars.


Ear Defenders and Sunflower lanyards are also available upon request.

Please do contact us in advance if you have any questions or if you would like us to assist with accessibility during your visit.

Tel: 01208 72810 Email: