• Orangery rear exterior


Museum Buildings

All buildings are fully accessible via ramps and a lift is fitted within the main Museum building.

Some internal doorways within Claverton Manor are narrow (70cm) and there are tight turns at some points in the visitor route. In order to ensure the safety of our visitors and collections, mobility scooters and very large electric wheelchairs are not allowed within the Manor. Please contact us before visiting if you’d like advice about whether we can accommodate your electric wheelchair. Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow at Reception.

We accommodate single-width pushchairs throughout the Museum. Unfortunately double buggies are too wide for the narrow doorways in the Museum, so we will ask you to leave these at Reception. Baby pouches and ‘hippy-chicks’ are available to borrow. Baby-changing facilities are situated in the Exhibition Gallery, and breast-feeding is welcome throughout.

Visitors with large back-packs will be asked to leave them at Reception.

Our room guides are all trained to assist visitors with accessing our collections, so please let them know if extra help is needed.


The first section of the Backwoods Trail is accessible; however, the slope of the property makes wheelchair and pushchair access into other parts of the grounds difficult. Depending on ground conditions, there is a ramp to facilitate access to the tipi and the Mount Vernon Garden.


Blue Badge holders are able to park directly outside the main Museum building. Our Visitor Services team are able to drive a golf buggy around the site to help those with walking difficulties.


An accessible toilet is located in the Gallery Shop. There is also an accessible toilet in the Coach House which is open on event days.

Assistance dogs

Are welcome throughout all public parts of the Museum.