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Access for visitors with a disability

Mobility matters

The size and nature of the Museum may pose some difficulty for visitors with mobility problems. This section outlines the nature of potential difficulties and explains the practical measures that are on hand to overcome them.

Mind your step

Particular buildings which may cause difficulty include upstairs of exhibit buildings, the Court House, the Print Shop and the path leading to Coshkib Hill Farm which is quite steep and stony.  Many areas of the Museum are fully accessible, including all galleries, shops and main catering areas.
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome with their owners.

There is no entry charge for persons with a disability to the Museum. The companion/ helper of a wheelchair user or a blind, partially sighted or deaf visitor is also welcome to the Museum free of charge (please advise the admissions staff if you are entitled to free entry).

Designated car parking for visitors with a disability is available at the main entrance to the Folk Galleries, the Town Car Park, Cultra Manor Car Park, the Rural Car Park and in front of the Irish Railway Collection, Road Transport Galleries and General Transport Galleries.

Visitors are able to drive from one car park to another as they move around the Museum site.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use within the galleries and around the site. They are available, subject to demand, at the Reception area of the Folk Galleries and the Irish Railway Collection. Toilet facilities for wheelchair users are available at various locations throughout the Museum.

All students, groups and individuals with special needs or disabilities are entitled to free admission to the Museum for all self guided visits and one session of interactive workshops (must be booked in advance) within the school year.  Subsequent interactive workshops must be paid for unless facilitated by Museum’s own craft teacher.

Please contact the Learning Centre staff, +44 (0)28 9042 8428, in advance of your visit to discuss your programmes and requirements.