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The Museum is committed to providing a full range of facilities to all our visitors.

A fully revised Access Guide is being prepared, in the meantime the following guidance note may be helpful to visitors with special access needs.

The fort is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and contains steps of varying widths and heights and changes in paved, gravelled and grassed surfaces. Ramps provide access to much of the site.

A powered lift is available between the parade and main gallery level.

The main tunnel and galleries are wheelchair accessible.

All films have super text captions.

The ‘Voice of the Guns’ and ‘Story of Fort Nelson’ and other new galleries contain large print guides, available on request from the Visitor Centre Information Desk.

Visitor centre counters are wheelchair accessible.

Many of the large cannon objects are displayed in the open and may be touched.


There is a car park at the main entrance to the museum for visitors with disabilities.

Wheelchair Provision

Wheelchairs are available in the museum and these can be booked in advance. Please telephone 01329 848511.

Toilet Facilities

Accessible toilet facilities are available on both main levels and in the visitor centre.


Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the museum.