The Trustees are working towards making the Museum more useful to visitors with disabilities of various kinds but it is fair to state that at present some difficult problems exist.
The buildings are old (this is their virtue!) and in almost their original condition. The floor in the Barn is uneven in places. Some of the exhibits project to some extent into the walkways and care is needed to avoid them.
The main access to the museum is through the large doors at the front of the Barn which faces the road. The exit from the Barn on to the lawn giving access to the Oast has deep steps (an alternative but longer route is available) and the upper floor of the Oast is only accessible by a steep flight of wooden steps. Despite two handrails these steps are not suitable for those with mobility problems.
There are steps up to the toilet block and shop from the grassed area at the rear, but there is a ramped access from the car park area at the end of the barn for disabled visitors.
We have earphones that can be worn by hearing-impaired visitors when we are conducting a guided tour and the commentary can be clearly heard via a lapel microphone worn by the curator or volunteer. We currently lack facilities of real use to those with visual impairments.