The Devil’s Porridge Museum tries its best to offer a warm welcome to everyone particularly those with additional support needs. The Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair or with a walking frame and was positively reviewed by a wheelchair user on Euan’s Guide. There are lots of chairs around the Museum for people to sit on.
We have two parking spaces for people with disabilities in front of the museum. Access from the car park is flat and there are no kerbs or impediments to movement. We have provided paved walkways outside the Museum which provide access to outdoor objects including Sir James, the Fireless Locomotive.
We have a lift which gives access between the two floors and a large accessible toilet. The museum also provides wheelchairs for visitors to use and we can offer table service if need be in our café.
We are aware that not all disabilities are visible and we do our very best to accommodate people with any need. Our volunteers offer everyone a very warm welcome. Many have dementia awareness training and have experience working with people on the autistic spectrum. To help plan your visit, we have created two maps of the Museum to indicate which areas are loud or noisy and which areas have things which you can touch or interact with.
Below: the top map shows which areas are loud and noisy on the Ground and First Floor of the Museum. The second map indicates which areas can be touched or interacted with. These maps can be emailed to you before your visit. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01461 700021.
A comprehensive Museum Story explains what to expect when you visit. For full details see: https://www.devilsporridge.org.uk/resources-available-to-help-plan-your-visit
Again, this can be emailed to you prior to your visit should you wish. Please email email@example.com or phone 01461 700021.
We offer a large print guide for the visually impaired and foreign language guides. Our museum is fully interactive with film clips, audio with headphones and volume control. We have objects throughout the museum which people can touch and which are located at different heights.
Touch and guided tours can be arranged on request and by appointment.
You are welcome to breast feed here and we have baby changing facilities in our toilet. We also have small steps around the Museum so smaller children can access the displays and a children’s menu, high chairs and bibs in our cafe. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat here if you prefer and we have outside seating for picnics in summer.
You can listen to an interview about the Museum here: