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Mobility access

The ground floor is level throughout, except for the gallery which houses the Crossley Gas Engine that can only be accessed by steps. The first floor transport gallery can be accessed by lift.* The courtyard between the car park and main entrance is cobbled.


There are male and female level access toilets on the ground floor, and an accessible toilet next to the café, which is opposite the main entrance to the museum. A second accessible toilet is on the first floor for use with the upstairs gallery and education rooms.

Baby changing facilities

There are baby changing facilities available.


Some text relating to objects on display is provided in Braille.

Guide and assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome within the museum.


The museum café is at ground level opposite the main entrance to the museum.


There is parking for 50 vehicles within the museum grounds. Access from the car park to the museum is over cobbles.

Touching objects

Many of the objects in the museum are working machines and can cause injury to the visitor if touched, others may suffer damage if touched. Therefore there are very few objects available at present for touching.

Wheelchairs to loan

There are two wheelchairs available to borrow. Please ask at the entrance or reception desk.

Children's activities

All areas used for children's activities are mobility accessible. Some activities for children with special educational needs are available at certain times. Contact the education department for details.


Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Adults £4 | Conc £3 | Kids FREE Open Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm | Sun 11am-4.45pm        

Shepherd Wheel Workshop

FREE | Open Weekends & Bank Holiday Mondays       10am - 4pm

Kelham Island Museum

Adults £5 | Conc £4 | Kids FREE Open Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm | Sun 11am-4.45pm (Closed Fri / Sat)  

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