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Accessibility

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is a historic building accessed on level ground. Lifts provide access to all floors. Seating is provided throughout the building and are accessible toilets on each floor.

All reception and exhibition spaces have hard level flooring. All circulation routes and reception areas within the museum are well lit. Assistance dogs are welcome.

A hearing induction loop can be available throughout the building (please contact SM&AG ahead of your visit). Exhibitions include audio clips, tactile opportunities and interactive elements.

Mobile trolleys in the galleries provide opportunities for greater interaction. These include information relating to the displays and items from the Museum’s handling collections appropriate to the material being exhibited.

There are large print and braille versions of key museum texts available on request, and our gallery guides are on hand to help you get the most from your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you and if you have any queries or require any additional assistance please contact us.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott is an historic working farm. Disabled parking is available close to the entrance. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available at the entrance and the School House Cafe. A further accessible toilet (accessed using a radar key) is situated close to the farmyard.

There are six wheelchairs, which can be borrowed from the entrance, and a motorised wheelchair which can be booked in advance.

Most paths and buildings are wheelchair, motorised scooter and buggy friendly. The farmyard has a cobbled surface which may present difficulties to some of our visitors.

A small number of exhibition and display areas are not wheelchair or buggy accessible due to the nature of the original buildings.

Helping dogs are welcome however, non-helping dogs are not allowed beyond the car park.

We look forward to welcoming you and if you have any queries or require any additional assistance please contact us.

Shropshire Museums’ Collections Centre

The Collections Centre is a quiet facility although periodic alarm and door bells can be heard. The library foyer, through which the Centre is accessed can be busy.

The corridors and public rooms of the Centre are wide enough to accommodate wheelchair users. Mobility scooters may struggle with turning circle space within the Centre. Previous visitors on mobility scooters have parked them after entering navigated our hallway and rooms on foot.

Most rooms are floored with lino, but the corridor is a textured plastic and the office is carpeted.

There is an accessible toilet within the Centre, as well as lockers for storage of bags and coats.

Baby changing facilities can be found in the library toilets.

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our customers. If you have any queries about access, or the suitability of the Centre to your needs, please contact us.

Much Wenlock Museum

Much Wenlock Museum is an historic building accessed by a ramp from pavement level. The reception and exhibition spaces have hard level flooring and are all on one level. Seating is provided throughout the building, and there’s an accessible toilet available on request. All circulation areas within the museum are well lit.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

The museum’s exhibitions include audio clips, tactile opportunities and interactive elements. A mobile trolley providing opportunities for greater interaction is available on request. It contains information relating to the displays and items from the Museum’s handling collections.

We look forward to welcoming you, and if you have any queries or require any additional assistance, please contact us.

Shrewsbury Castle

Access to the main hall, part of the ground floor, the shop and accessible toilet is via portable ramps. Manual wheelchair users will require the assistance of an able pusher to access the inclined path up to the main hall entrance.

Although every effort has been made to improve access for all visitors, a small percentage of the exhibits are not wheelchair accessible due to the historic nature of the building.

Assistance dogs are welcome within the Castle and its grounds. Please note that dogs are not otherwise allowed on site.

There is a path around the castle grounds which is accessible for wheelchair users although some steeper slopes may require the assistance of an able pusher.

We look forward to welcoming you and if you have any queries or require any additional assistance please contact us.

Coleham Pumping Station

Coleham Pumping Station is on a number of different levels so access can be difficult. Please contact Shrewsbury Steam Trust for more information.