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Information and help for negotiating Haworth and the Parsonage
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Information and help for negotiating Haworth and the Parsonage

We pride ourselves on giving a warm welcome to all our visitors, but acknowldege that the setting and physical layout of the Museum might be challenging for some.  On this page we have included as much information as possible to enable you to prepare for your visit.
 
Footwear, wheelchairs and pushchairs: Haworth's streets are steep, and Main Street is cobbled with the square stones known as 'setts', so it's a good idea to wear low heels or flat shoes when you visit.  It's also hard work pushing a wheelchair up to the top!

Disabled parking is available in the car park adjacent to the Museum, but there are steps between the two. Step-free access to the Museum from the car park can be gained via West Lane and by turning right at the Kings Arms pub and following the cobbled street up to the Museum. 

Disabled access to the Museum: The Museum is a listed Georgian building with steps leading up to the front door. Unfortunately, there is no handrail, but we are happy to provide assistance with climbing the steps.  We also have a wheelchair ramp on site which can be used to allow access to the ground floor of the Museum.
The Museum is split over two floors and access to the upper floor is not unfortunately not possible for those completely confined to a wheelchair.  In addition, doorways on the ground floor of the Museum are narrow (61cm wide), but we have a wheelchair that fits through these that visitors are welcome to borrow.  For those confined to a wheelchair and not able to use our our 'virtual tour' interactives, located on the ground floor, offer the chance to gain intellectual and visual access to the historic rooms and the collection.  

Entry fees for disabled visitors and carers: If disabled visitors are able to visit only with the assistance of a carer, that carer is entitled to enter with them free of charge.

Large-print room guides are available for those who would like to use them.

Restrictions within the Museum: For the security and preservation of our collection, we do not allow food and drink on the premises or commercial photography and filming without prior arrangement.  Visitors who wish to take photographs for their personal use are respectfully asked not to use a flash.

Registered assistance dogs, or registered assistance dogs in training, are welcome at the Museum. Other dogs are not allowed into the Museum or garden.

Trained first-aiders are on hand at the Museum at all times should visitors require assistance.