Skip to main content

Accessibility at Royal Armouries Museum

We welcome visitors with disabilities and are committed to providing appropriate facilities, and an enjoyable and memorable visit. We value your viewpoint on the services we provide and welcome feedback.

Museum entrance

The museum entrance is 100 metres across Armouries Square from our accessible parking spaces, coach park, and drop-off point. Armouries Square is an open and level paved area. All access routes to the museum entrance have a step-free path.

Inside the entrance is a red reception desk where a member of staff will welcome you and provide an information sheet containing the day’s events. They will also be happy to help with any requests.

Access to galleries

All galleries are accessible via the lifts. Lifts are fitted with audio announcements, handrails, and operation buttons at the rear of the lift at a height suitable for wheelchair users.

Comfort seating

Portable folding seats are provided in every gallery for visitors who find standing difficult. There are also window seats in the gallery areas.

Wheelchairs

We have four manual wheelchairs available to borrow for the duration of your visit. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the red reception desk at the museum entrance on arrival.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in our museum.

Toilets and changing

Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and floors one (1), two (2) and four (4). We are aware that the accessible toilets on floors 1, 2 and 4 do not meet current access standards – being 200 mm shorter than recommended.

There are no Changing Places facilities within the museum but there is one about a 6-minute walk from the museum at Assisted Living Leeds.

Parking for visitors with disabilities

There are five accessible parking spaces provided for visitors with disabilities in the coach park area. The coach park is opposite the Holiday Inn, 100 metres from the museum entrance. These spaces are only provided during museum opening hours of 10 am to 5 pm. Additional accessible parking spaces are available in the multi-storey carpark next to the Holiday Inn.

Access to the Tiltyard

The Tiltyard is an outdoor events space which is used for our horse events, including jousting. Accessibility for wheelchairs or mobility scooters is limited.

See also

Disabilities Equality Policy (PDF, 41 KB)

Share: