Blakesley Hall is a timber-framed Tudor house that was built in 1590. We want to make it as accessible as possible but we are limited by it being a historic building.

Please tell us if there is anything we can do to improve the accessibility of Blakesley Hall, and the information that we provide.

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If you have any queries or other requirements for your visit contact us:

Access Information

Getting Around The Museum

Blakesley Hall is not is not fully accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties.

The Visitor Centre is accessible - it is on one level and includes the shop, café, gallery and toilets.

The ground floor of Blakesley Hall is on one level with a small ramp to the historic kitchen. On this floor visitors can access the Great Hall, the Grand Parlour, the Small Parlour, the Boulting Room, the Buttery, the Still Room and the Kitchen.

The floors above can only be accessed by stairs. Due to the historic nature of the building we are unable to install a lift.

Some of our staff have disability awareness training and we have emergency evacuation procedures for disabled visitors.


There is a free car park at Blakesley Hall and 2 car park spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders.

We have an overflow car park which is a grassy area located near the Visitor Centre, there is a small slope down to the main car park.

Personal Assistants
  • One personal assistant is permitted free entry to the museum when accompanying those in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
  • If multiple personal assistants are required, prior arrangements must be made with the Museum Manager or equivalent and written evidence of this may be required.
  • Due to our adherence to health and safety guidelines, we cannot allow anyone under the age of 16 years to be a personal assistant to another person. We do not allow personal assistants for anybody under the age of 3.
Arriving at Blakesly Hall

Entrance to the site is through our Visitor Centre. This has level access.


There is an accessible toilet within the Visitor Centre. Baby changing facilities are also available here.

Guide Dogs

Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome at Blakesley Hall. We can provide dogs with a bowl of drinking water which is available from the ticket desk.

Visual Access

Some parts of Blakesley Hall have low lighting due to the age of the building.

We have display information in braille.


If you require a chair during your visit please ask a member of staff who would be happy to help. You can also sit in the café.

See Inside Blakesley Hall

See Inside shows 360° interactive photos of all the floors and rooms that can be visited at Blakesley Hall. Visitors are welcome to ask staff about what can be seen on upper levels.


We have a concessionary rate for disabled visitors and a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants. See our Concessions Policy for more details.

Further Information

For more detailed access information including the sizes of doors, heights of toilets and tables, flooring types, plus lighting information please visit the Accessibility Details page.