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Access Statement

Carmarthenshire County Museum is housed in the former palace of the Bishop of St. David's. It is a listed building, but sensitive adaptations have been made to allow reasonable access within the building.

Free Admission

How to find us

  • 2 miles east of Carmarthen Town centre, in the village of Abergwili
  • Bus Services 280/281 (Carmarthen Bus Station – Llandovery) All buses on these services are usually easy access vehicles. Bus Services 277, 279, 282 and 283 (also from Carmarthen Bus Station) are not easy access.
  • The Carmarthen to Abergwili bus stop is at the Black Ox public house on Abergwili High Street. From here it is a short walk to the Museum grounds – on the other side of the road - and some 200 metres to the front door. However, the driver may be prepared to stop closer to the grounds if you ask.
  • The Abergwili to Carmarthen stop is immediately outside the Museum grounds.

Facilities

  • Staff trained in disability awareness
  • Accessible parking for 2 vehicles near the museum building entrance
  • Coaches are requested to stop in the main car park
  • Level pedestrian footpath, part-paved, part metalled, from the main car park to the museum entrance. Distance about 50 metres.
  • One small threshold step (height 3cm) from porch into museum entrance
  • We do not allow motorised wheelchairs within the building.
  • However, a wheelchair is provided at reception on a first come first served basis.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.
  • Drinking water is available on request at reception.
  • Induction loop at reception
  • All our galleries are physically accessible
  • Please be aware that some of the floors on the ground floor are uneven. Please take care.
  • Accessible lift between ground and first floor galleries
  • Due to health and safety, only one wheelchair is allowed on the first floor at any one time.
  • Seating in some of the galleries. Please ask at reception if you require seating at any other location
  • Some of the galleries have low light levels. Magnifying glasses and torches are available at reception.
  • Accessible information in large print
  • The café is accessible to wheelchair users, but it is small. Do ask at reception if you need help with the refreshments.
  • The shop is partly accessible to wheelchair users, but do ask at reception if you would like to view material from higher shelves.
  • Accessible toilet off the main hall
  • Baby-changing unit in the ladies toilet

Future Developments

  • Improve accessible parking
  • Improve internal and external signage
  • Provide orientation plans
  • Provide audio tours on handsets

We intend to improve the situation wherever possible.

If you have any helpful suggestions please let a member of staff at reception know or write to:

Carmarthenshire County Museum
Abergwili
Carmarthenshire
SA31 2JG

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