The Museum has many features and resources available for visitors:
- Assistance dogs that are registered with Assistance Dogs UK are welcome into the Museum
- An audio description of the Museum is available online
- An audio guide to the Museum is available for visitors
- A Sound Pen is available for visitors
- A tactile map is available for visitors
- The Museum runs regular Touch Tours for blind and visually impaired visitors
- A guide to the Museum for parents and carers with children on the autistic spectrum is available online
More information on these resources available on the Museum’s accessibility information page. Alternatively you can contact the Museum directly.
There are some interactive touchscreen displays around the galleries. These are at a height that means most wheelchair users should be able to see the screens, although some may struggle to reach all areas of the screen. While there is some knee space underneath, this is restricted by the display stand.
There is a large central space separated by display cases of various sizes. There is level access with a few narrower places to navigate – at the narrowest point there is a gap of only 73 cm between display cases (although an alternative route is available). For the most part there is plenty of space. There are chairs set around the gallery for visitors to use. The display cabinets are a mixture of heights; most visitors should find there are good sight lines whether standing or sitting.
There are galleries alongside three sides of the main space. These are wide and level throughout although the floor can be uneven in places. There is a small section that is up one step, although there is also ramped access.
The first floor consists of a mezzanine level with galleries around three sides of the space, and a café taking up the other side. There is lift access to the first floor as well as the north and south stairs.
The display cabinets are similar to downstairs with a mixture of heights.
There is a small gallery upstairs by the lift. This contains some full height wall displays.
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