Accessibility at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Read The Beaney’s full accessibility information to help you plan your visit to the museum.

  • The Beaney Best Lane entrance stairs leading into the Visitor Information Centre.

Access & Facilities

The Beaney has an accessible entrance at Best Lane, with step free access into the building, a platform lift and a flight of ‘easy going’ steps, which are comfortable for the ambulant disabled and allow for pushchairs and other mobility equipment.

Accessible visitor toilet facilities and full lift access are available.

For those who would like to visit the museum at less busy times, we recommend the first and last hour of each day as the quietest times to visit. See our full opening hours.

Portable seating is also available to pick up from the Atrium. Visitors will need to carry their seat around with them and drop it off at The Garden Room at the end of their visit so it can be disinfected.


Disabled Car Park

A 12 space disabled car park is also available at the rear of the building.

Audio Descriptions

Listen Here, Listen Anywhere with free audio descriptions with insights into some of the most interesting artefacts and artworks in the museum collection.

Audio Descriptions are used to communicate visual information and are one of the best ways for blind and partially sighted visitors to access things in museum collections.

The resources are also a great way to enhance your experience at The Beaney or explore the collection from somewhere else.

Explore the audio

Braille Signage

To assist the visually impaired, we also have braille signage available. We advise if using these that you please wear gloves, which can be provided by a member of staff upon request. Braille touch points are sanitised regularly by our team for your safety.

Touchable Beaney objects

We have Touchable Beaney objects on display by request;

  • Touchable Epstein in People and Places gallery (please ask a member of staff for gloves)
  • Tactile painting in the Materials and Masters gallery
  • Carved cabinet in the Materials and Masters gallery

When you arrive at The Beaney, please notify a member of staff that you would like to access the Touchable Beaney objects and we will make them available for you.

Fothe latest information about access at The Beaney contact 01227 862162

Hearing Loops

The Beaney has hearing loops (sometimes called an audio induction loops) to support visitors with hearing aids.


hearing loop logo. It is blue with an ear with a diagonal white line passing through it and a capital T in the bottom right corner.

SEND at The Beaney

For resources, advice and information for people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) visiting The Beaney please visit SEND at The Beaney

Nearest Disabled Parking

Orange Street, located next to Best Lane entrance.

Watling Street, CT1 2UD (0.2 miles)

North Lane, CT2 7EB (0.3 miles)

Pound Lane, CT1 2BZ (0.4 miles)

Artefacts in exhibition case The Beaney Museum

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