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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Heritage Centre, free entry

Contact

Information

Address

Market Place,
Warwick,
CV34 4SA

Details

The headquarters of the Warwickshire Museum Service is housed in the 17th century market hall. It is one of the few buildings in the centre of Warwick that survived the disastrous fire that swept through the town in 1694. Displays of Geology, Biology and Archaeology illustrate the natural and historical heritage of the county that lies at the heart of England. The museum is noted in particular for the famous Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire, habitat displays and live bees. There is also a giant 180 million years old plesiosaur from the Jurassic, and a unique fossil amphibian found nowhere else in the world. A temporary exhibition gallery has displays which change every four to six weeks. The museum's shop has a good selection of souvenirs and greeting cards at affordable prices.

Wheelchair access to ground floor with assistance.
BSL signing by arrangement for events.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shop

Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Open all year (Closed Mondays)
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sundays (May to September only) 11.30 - 17.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 - 17.00

Prices

Free entry

Reviews

Directions

From Warwick Tourist Information Centre, proceed left along High Street. Turn right into Swan Street and follow this road round. The museum is on your right in the main square.

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

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