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© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

Our sites and museums are for everyone. Here you'll find information on accessible facilities and resources to help you plan your visit. 

Getting Around

  • There are three disabled parking spaces available toward the bottom of Mushroom Lane near the tennis courts (access to the museum from these is through the park). 
  • Blue badge holders may also park in the Pay & Display bays on Mushroom Lane, (near the Dam House entrance) and on Damer Street (near to the Weston Park gates) without the need to pay or adhere to the 4-hour max stay. Similar Pay & Display bays are also available for use a little further away on Northumberland Road.
  • Wheelchairs are available to borrow on request – to book in advance of your visit, please email 
  • Weston Park Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. All exhibitions and displays are on the ground floor of the building and the upstairs activity rooms are easily accessible via the lift.
  • We welcome Assistance Dogs to Weston Park Museum.

Sounds & Environment

  • Both our Sheffield Life and Times and Sheffield Stories galleries include videos and audio which can be heard in the gallery.
  • Museum can be loud during busy periods, particularly weekends and school holidays between 11am – 3pm. We often welcome school groups during the week, but they tend to have left by early afternoon.
  • Some areas with low levels of lighting – What on Earth, Picturing Sheffield, Ancient Egypt
  • Ear defenders available on request at reception

Accessible Toilets & Changing Places Toilet

  • Accessible toilets are located at reception and in the main museum corridor on the ground floor and in the picnic space on the upper floor.

  • There is a Changing Places toilet just off the main museum corridor on the ground floor. It has a height adjustable changing bench, ceiling track hoist (max. load 200kg, sling required), height-adjustable wash basin, toilet with alarm pull cord and privacy screen. Access is via a Radar key, available from the museum foyer.

Exploring the Museum

  • You’ll find captioning on our AV / films throughout the gallery
  • Hearing Loops are available at the reception desk
  • Large print 'Find out More' sheets are available in the exhibitions along with versions of all interpretation. Our What's On guides and flyers are available in large print on request
  • Lower level interactives throughout most areas of the museum
  • Seating is available throughout most areas of the museum.
  • Folding stools are available in Picturing Sheffield, Sheffield Life and Times, Beneath Your Feet, Sheffield Stories and What on Earth.


Watch our video for an introduction to the museum and its facilities: 

Contact Us

  • We want everyone to enjoy their visit to Weston Park Museum. If you have any particular access requirements please get in touch and we'll be happy to help. You can email us at

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