Access to the Museum

The museum building and grounds have been designed to be as accessible as possible.

The museum grounds are entered by car via a gated entrance off Museum Street with a hard surfaced roadway. There is a small visitor car park with one designated parking bay for disabled users. 

There is a pedestrian entrance on Church Street where bike racks are provided and there is a bike rack outside the museum’s front door. 

Dogs are not permitted in the museum except for assistance dogs. There is a dog bowl outside the museum’s front door and dogs can be tethered here during your visit. 

The first floor of the museum is accessible via a lift. The mezzanine levels are accessible via stair lifts, with the assistance of staff. 

The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users via the lift and stair lifts. Small mobility scooters can be used in the ground floor. The museum has a wheelchair available for visitors to use. 

Toilets are provided for visitors. There is a separate unisex accessible toilet, which also has baby changing facilities. 

Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere in the museum.  


The museum does not have a cafe on site, but there are lots of cafes and restaurants in the centre of Saffron Walden, a short walk away. The museum grounds are a lovely place for a picnic, with benches provided. 

If you have any other access queries, please do not hesitate to contact us