Accessibility at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Read The Beaney’s full accessibility information to help you plan your visit to the museum.
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.
We are also offering daily dedicated Accessible sessions for our Kent Wildlife – Connected in Time exhibition. Book your visit for the Accessible sessions online.
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.
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.
For the latest information about access at The Beaney contact 01227 862162