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Access resources at No.1 Royal Crescent

No.1 Royal Crescent, the townhouse museum where you can explore fashionable life in Georgian Bath of the 18th century, has a range of access resources to suit disabled or neurodiverse people, wheelchair users, those with mobility issues, visual or hearing impairments or learning disabilities.

The museum provides step-free access, with the route making use of an accessible lift, which enables access to all but four of the rooms – the gentleman’s bedroom, the lady’s bedroom, the withdrawing room and the kitchen.

There is a Sensory Map of the museum, which identifies sensory friendly spaces and this can be used as a guide for finding areas that tend to be quieter and less crowded, spaces that have seating and others with tactile engagement and activities. 

A virtual iPad tour is available, where the iPad can be attached to wheelchairs via a bracket. There are also transcripts of the museum’s immersive soundscapes (which are connected to a hearing loop system), a Walk-around Guide and a Floor Plan, all available in large print from the ticket desk.

A virtual iPad tour is available, where the iPad can be attached to wheelchairs via a bracket. There are also transcripts of the museum’s immersive soundscapes (which are connected to a hearing loop system), a Walk-around Guide and a Floor Plan, all available in large print from the ticket desk.

Facilities include an adapted WC located adjacent to the lift on the ground floor, which can be accessed via the accessible lift or by descending 11 steps, and this toilet has a quiet electric hand-dryer. A variety of seating is available throughout the museum, some with backs and arms. Chairs and benches that don’t have a thistle are those that you are welcome to sit on.

Manual wheelchairs are permitted, but the museum regrets that mobility scooters, prams and buggies are not allowed in the museum in order to protect the furniture and displays from damage. Mobility scooters can be parked at the owner’s risk inside the railings on the paved area near the main entrance.

no1royalcrescent.org.uk

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