Lotherton Hall museum
Pushchairs/buggy’s are not permitted in the museum. You may leave them in the buggy park outside the entrance to the museum.
A proportion of the museum is accessible.
There is a lift to the first floor which provides access to the Fashion Galleries and three other rooms. A further two rooms and two bathrooms are only accessible via a chair lift.
Due to the historic nature of the hall and its displays, larger motorised wheelchairs and scooters cannot navigate the visitor route, so these aids are not permitted. Light wheelchairs are available to borrow for use in the house.
The School Room, used by pre-booked groups, is inaccessible to wheelchair users but an alternative can be offered. Please discuss any access needs with the Learning and Access Officer when booking your visit. Notice is required in advance of your visit to ensure we can offer an alternative on the day.
There is seating around the museum including folding seats, which are available for visitors to use.
Wildlife World entrance is accessible via a wooden boardwalk and through the gift shop.
Immediately outside of the gift shop there is an upwards slope on a gravel path.
There are a number of push/pull gates and ropes to prevent the animals from leaving their dedicated enclosure areas.
There are gravel paths around Wildlife World.
The Nocturnal House is on a slope and is accessible through two sets of plastic screen curtains. It is purposely kept dark during visiting hours for the nocturnal species in this enclosure.
Grounds and Gardens
The majority of the grounds and gardens are accessible. Due to its historic design, the Edwardian Garden is not fully accessible to wheelchair users, but can be viewed from vantage points.
Manual and push wheelchairs may struggle on some of the gravel areas.
Wildlife World is fully accessible but some pathways are fairly steep and gravelled in parts.
The courtyard and Stables Café are fully accessible.
Borrow a wheelchair or mobility scooter
One manual wheelchair is available from reception to use within the museum. Unfortunately we cannot provide assistance to get around the house for wheelchair users. Another manual wheelchair is available from the Stables Café which can be used in the grounds.
Three outdoor mobility scooters are available from the welcome cabin to use on the estate which can be booked in advance.
Please email us at [email protected] in advance of your visit if you would like to discuss specific access needs.