ACCESS STATEMENT FOR ASHBY MUSEUM

INTRODUCTION

  • Ashby Museum is located in North Street, Ashby de la Zouch adjacent to the library.
  • We are a member of the VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service) scheme and were last assessed in July 2019
  • The Museum has a gentle ramp access to the main entrance and the Reception area, both Exhibition Galleries and the toilets (including an accessible toilet with grab rails) are on the same level.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome at the museum.
  • The Museum encourages sensory experiences, with displays incorporating sounds and hands on elements.
  • We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require assistance, please telephone 01530 560090 or email  ashbymuseum@outlook.com

PRE-ARRIVAL

  • The nearest accessible train stations are Burton on Trent (9.7 miles) and Leicester (18.9 miles). There is a significant distance between the station and the bus pickup/dropoff points in both towns.
  • Buses travel to and from Ashby include Route 9 (Burton and East Midlands Airport) and Routes 29 and 29A (Leicester). All buses stop in Market Street, a few minutes’ walk from the Museum.  
  • There is a National Express service (between London Victoria Coach Station and Burton on Trent) that serves Ashby and stops once a day in each direction.

CAR PARKING AND ARRIVAL

  • There are large Pay & Display car parks to the side and rear of the Museum/Library buildings.
  • Blue Badge holders and Motorcycles can park for free in all the council owned car parks. All other regulations must be adhered to.
  • Parking spaces are available for electric vehicles. Pay & Display charges still apply when using these bays. Further details can be found about the charging points can be found at www.pod-point.com
  • Visitors can also be dropped off in North Street itself, outside the front entrance to the Museum

GROUPS

  • This is a small museum and is not suitable for large groups.
  • Organised groups of up to about 24 can usually be provided with customised walks and/or talks for a modest fee depending on what is provided. These need to be prebooked with the museum.
  • Groups making use of the museum’s meeting room should be aware that there are two steps up into the meeting room. A temporary ramp can be installed for those who cannot manage the steps, but this must be requested in advance.