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 are available as well as full lift access throughout the day. However, we still run daily accessible visiting sessions with reduced visitor capacity for those who would prefer to visit at less busy times. You can pre-book an 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.

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

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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