Accessibility

Elgin Museum is here for the community and is run by members of the community. We aim to be accessible to all.

The majority of the displays are on the ground floor which has sloped access to the Rear Gallery. There is no lift in the Museum, meaning access to the upper floor is limited. The Museum was built in the 19th Century, and was not designed to house lift access. The building is now designated as a category A-listed building, making alterations difficult.  However, the upstairs temporary displays can be viewed in a folder of photographs of the objects displayed with accompanying text. If you require help, just ask one of the Museum volunteers.

Given advance notice, we can make most objects available from anywhere in the Museum. This includes objects from the stores, and we can also provide objects suitable for handling.

The public toilet in the Museum is downstairs and adapted for wheelchair users.

Our staff and volunteers are on hand to make everyone’s visit as effective as possible. Anyone with special needs is encouraged to ask if assistance is required. We are a relatively small Museum, so can provide a personal service to visitors if required.

There is a hearing loop in the Reception area and in the Museum Hall.

We have printed guides to the Museum in several languages.

Our Education and Outreach Officer can visit residential care homes, special interest groups and schools. Activities on offer include object handling and reminiscence sessions.

Please let us know if you have any suggestion of we might be able to improve – you can contact us online or telephone 01343 543675.

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Accessibility statement 2017 (pdf)

 

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