Getting to the Museum

a. Parking

The museum is at the eastern end of the Royal Crescent, approximately 500m north of the city centre. There is limited on-street parking in the vicinity on Upper Church Street and Brock Street. The parking is pay and display (up to 1 hour). There are no designated accessible bays outside the museum. However, there are two designated, accessible bays on Brock Street, leading up to the Royal Crescent.

Long Term Parking (4 hours or more) is available in the Charlotte Street car park, about 150m away.Access to the Museum from the car park for wheelchair users is via a ramped route next to the WC block in the car park. Designated accessible bays are available near the Charlotte Street car park entrance and next to the WC block. Click here to see a map.

b. Pedestrian arrival

Pedestrians visiting the museum use pavements either along the Royal Crescent, Brock Street or Upper Church Street. These are wide with flagged and slightly uneven surfaces in places. There are dropped kerbs at nearby street corners for those who cannot manage stepped kerbs.

c. Arriving by bus, train or taxi

The nearest railway station is Bath Spa. The museum is just under a mile’s walk uphill from the station.

Taxis are available at the station. If you require an accessible taxi we suggest you book this in advance.

The nearest bus stop is 500m from the museum. Take the No 1 or No 6 bus from Bath Bus Station to Alfred Street (on Lansdown Hill). To return take the No 1 or No 7 bus to Bath Bus Station. Buses run approximately every 10 minutes. All buses are accessible and can accommodate one wheelchair.

Alternatively take the Tour Buses from City Sightseeing Bath, which has a stop outside the museum. The low floor buses are suitable for wheelchair access.

You can plan your journey by car or public transport using; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is BA1 2LR, to get directions.

d. Main Entrance

The entrance is indicated by signage and external railings.

The main entrance is surrounded by sloping York stone paving and is accessed by a wide gate of 1100mm, left open when the museum is open to visitors. Beyond this, the paving slopes at a gradient of 1:10 up to the main entrance door.

The half glazed entrance dooris 950mm wide and has a low brass oval-shaped door knob. The door is manual, opens inwards and is single width.The door may be closed and when open may be partially obstructed by fabric barriers to help manage visitor flow. If this is the case, then there is an intercom panel, set 1200mm high on the right hand side of the entrance door (within the opening itself) which can be used to summon assistance.