Accessibility

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit.

Getting around the museum

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit.

Our full access guide can be found at the AccessAble website.

A walk from the museum to the farm takes about ten minutes on paths overlooking the fields and hedgerows. Our Farm Explorer tractor-trailer runs regularly to the farm, book a free ticket at our information and ticket desk.

  • Our Farm Explorer is suitable for wheelchair users and buggies can be carried on board.
  • Paths have firm rough surfaces for pushchairs and wheelchairs. However, the distance is approximately half a mile and in places, is relatively steep.
  • The museum galleries and displays are accessible via lifts and continuous ramp at a gradient of 1:16.
  • There is seating throughout the main museum building and at regular intervals on the walk to the farm.
  • The ground floor of the farmhouse is accessible by wheelchair, but due to the historic nature of the building, the first floor is not accessible to all.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in museum buildings and in public areas outdoors on a lead.

Download a map of the National Museum of Rural Life or pick one up at our information desk when you arrive.

Free entry for carers

Disabled visitors pay a concession for admission, with a carer accompanying for free.

Accessible parking

There is ample free parking at the site, with four designated spaces for disabled visitors near the entrance.

BSL Service

Deaf BSL (British Sign Language) users can make contact using the free ContactSCOTLAND-BSL service.

 

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After nearly five months of closure, we have started to welcome visitors back to our museums with a phased reopening.

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