Access facilities


There are spaces reserved in the museum car park for Blue Badge holders.

Getting about the site

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a large site. All buildings and displays have level access except for the school room. There is a ramped entrance to the café and its courtyard garden. However there are gravel paths around some of the workhouse buildings.

There are chairs in the museum buildings and benches throughout the grounds. Outdoors you will also find ‘Resting Places’ to lean on for a break, but visitors who find walking tiring should consider bringing a portable chair, stick or walking frame with them.

There is a rough track to the farm. If this is too challenging, please speak to a member of staff as they may be able to arrange for you to drive down to and park on the farm. On busy days this may not be possible.


There is a lift to the first floor of the workhouse building.  If you need help to use the lift, please talk to a member of staff.

Wheelchair hire

Gressenhall has six manual wheelchairs and an all terrain mobility scooter called a ‘Tramper’ available to borrow.  These are available for visitors free of charge, but we recommend you book them in advance by calling 01362 869269.


If you will be visiting with a carer, they are admitted to the museum free of charge.

Assistance dogs

We do not allow dogs on site, other than assistance dogs.  We also recommend that animals are not left in locked cars.

Picnic benches

The museum courtyard and café courtyard garden have wheelchair-friendly benches.

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets in the café, workhouse building and on the farm. Baby changing facilities are also available.

More information and feedback

We are constantly working to improve access at the museum and we welcome comments from visitors with disabilities. If you would like to discuss your visit in advance or give us feedback on your visit please email or call us 01362 869253.