Tudor House Museum is a Grade II* Listed building with all the steps, stairs and quirks that that entails. We have made adaptations to help you enjoy your visit where possible. If you have any suggestions as to how we can do more, please contact us.
Arrival: Friar Street is generally level and is part-pedestrianised, but the pavement outside the museum has a kerb. The nearest car park with disabled spaces is the Cathedral multi-storey pay-and-display. Spaces directly outside the museum are for 45 minutes only and cannot be reserved.
The Museum: there is a level entrance into the corridor and courtyard with a ramp to allow access into the Coffee Shop. The tavern and Victorian kitchen are level. There are chairs available in all the rooms. There is no lift to the first floor but a DVD can be viewed in the coffee shop which provides a narrated tour of the museum.
Alternative Visit Box: for those who can’t manage the stairs, we provide the Alternative Visit with a DVD tour of the museum, reproductions of the 1st floor displays and a small handling collection. We will happily put this out in the Coffee Shop for you and provide a free tea/coffee to accompany it.
Other Measures: there are large print guides and magnifying viewers for visitors to use upon request. The lighting is usually bright but a torch is available if necessary. We welcome assistance dogs and provide water for them.
Toilet: there is a large, unisex, accessible toilet on the courtyard with vertical and horizontal handrails. The floor is made of slip-resistant tiles and the hot water is sensor-activated.
Coffee Shop: we provide gluten-free crumpets and flapjacks, and a number of our cakes are dairy-free. Almond/oat milk and dairy-free spread is available on request. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the cakes have been made in a nut-free environment. If you have a particular food intolerance or allergy, please contact us in advance of your visit.
If you, or someone you know, are on the autism spectrum or have a sensory and communication disorder, please contact us to arrange a ‘quiet’ visit outside of normal opening hours.
You can view our Access Statement in full by downloading the PDF document.