The Devil’s Porridge Museum always aims to offer a warm welcome to everyone. We aim to be accessible to all visitors and strive to make any reasonable adjustments to be inclusive of all.
Our friendly team of volunteers and staff do their best to offer support and resources to make sure that you make the most of your visit.
The Devil’s Porridge Museum is fully interactive with film clips, audio with headphones and volume control. We have objects throughout the Museum that people can touch. These are located at different heights.
The museum is fully accessible by wheelchair and walking frame.
Any paying disabled person can bring an essential carer with them for free. Remember to bring proof of your Carer status with you on the day of your visit.
Assistance and guide dogs are welcome. Ask a member of our team if you would like some water for your dog.
You are welcome to breastfeed here. We have baby changing facilities in our accessible toilet and we also have small steps around the Museum so smaller children can access the displays.
For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01461 700021.
Planning Your Visit
Here is some information to help you plan your visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. If you need any further assistance or information, please feel free to get in touch. Our staff will be happy to help you.
Our Visual Story has photos of The Devil’s Porridge Museum and shows you what you can expect from your visit. Read our latest Visual Story here>
Our Accessibility Guide can also help you to know what to expect from your visit. Read our latest Accessibility Guide here>
You can get to The Devil’s Porridge Museum by car, public transport or with a bicycle. We are on the route of the National Cycle network. Read more about getting here>
Our car park has two spaces for blue badge holders. If you would like assistance getting from the car park to the museum or café, please let a member of our team know. They would be happy to help you.
The Devil’s Porridge Museum has a step free entrance across the road from the carpark. The museum has an automatic door which may open when you open when you walk towards it.
To the right and around the corner is the entrance to our café. This has a step free door and even paving slabs leading up to it. You do not have to go in the museum to use our café.
You do not need to wear a face mask inside The Devil’s Porridge Museum or café, but you would be welcome to do so if you want to. You may seem members of our museum team or other visitors wearing face masks during your visit.
The café offers vegetarian and gluten free options. Just ask our café team for more information. Highchairs are available for babies.
The toilets are located ground floor of The Devil’s Porridge Museum. They are on the left wall next to the lift and stairs. Please ask our museum team to direct you to these.
Inside the museum we have:
- An accessible toilet with a baby changing facility.
- A female toilet.
- A male toilet.
There is another toilet located in the café. This is a unisex toilet. The closest accessible toilet is back around inside The Devil’s Porridge Museum.
Our friendly team will welcome you into The Devil’s Porridge Museum. If you need any extra help, during your visit please let them know.
The Devil’s Porridge Museum has a variety of resources available to help everyone make the most of their visit.
- Large print guidebook. These can be borrowed from the front desk for the duration of your visit.
- Audio guides. These can be hired from the front desk for £2.50 or are free for anyone with a reading difficultly or visual impairment. They are available in several different languages and can be used for the duration of your visit.
- We have two manual wheelchairs that you can borrow for the duration of your visit. Just let our museum staff know that you would like to borrow one or contact us in advance to book them. You do this by email email@example.com or call 01461 700021.
- Children will be given a factory pass from the front desk, which they can stamp during their visit. Remember to show your completed factory pass to a member of our team on the front desk before you leave to earn a small prize. Please note this prize is for children only.
Getting Around the Museum
The Devil’s Porridge Museum is a modern building with a mezzanine layout and two floors, accessible by a lift and stairs.
- The museum’s mezzanine layout means that you will hear background noises from different parts of the museum while walking around.
- There are some loud noises around The Devil’s Porridge Museum like explosions and music. This is part of our displays.
- The museum has a flat metal roof, which means that you may hear noise during heavy rainfall or when birds walk on the roof.
- The top floor the museum can be accessed by a lift. This does make some noises while it’s working.
- The stairs to the top floor have handrails on both sides.
- There are chairs throughout the museum where you may sit if you wish.
- There is hand sanitiser throughout the museum, which you are welcome to use.
- Floor surfaces on both floors are flat and level.
During school visits The Devil’s Porridge Museum will be busier and nosier than usual. We will post information about this on our Facebook page and near the top of the home page of our website here> Please make sure you check this prior to your visit or contact us to ask if you would like to visit at a quieter time.
If you are planning a school visit please let our team know about any additional support needs. Learn more about school visits here>
The Devil’s Porridge Museum welcomes groups of all different sizes throughout the year and we are ideally set up to cater for your needs. Our site is fully accessible with a lift for those with mobility issues.
Learn more about group visits here>
At The Devil’s Porridge Museum, we have regular events from talks to arts and craft activities and more.
We have previously had quiet opening events where people could go around the museum with all the interactives turned off.
Be sure to check out the event page here> to see all our upcoming events. You can also keep up to date with this on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
After Your Visit
If you have any feedback that would help us improve accessibility of the museum, please contact us.
You can contact us by phone, email or message us on one of our social media platforms.
Phone: 01461 700021
You can also find us on Euan’s Guide.
If there is any more information you would like about your visit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!