Access at Muchelney Abbey

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
The whole of the ground floor and the grounds are accessible to wheelchair users. Where possible, the differing floor levels have been ramped, and the grounds have been sympathetically landscaped to allow wheelchair access. There are some uneven stone steps leading to the first floor of the house, however a virtual touch screen tour is available to visitors unable to access that level.
Entrance/Set Down
Disabled visitors can be set down nearer to the site via the rear entrance. Please ring the site with advanced notice so that a staff member can be available to offer assistance.
Disabled Parking
There are two designated disabled parking spaces with hard standing available and normal grass parking close to the reception (25-30 meters).
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are two flights of stairs in the house, one wooden with a sturdy handrail. The stone stairs have uneven steps but good handrails. All visitors are advised about the stone stairs and signage is also present at the base and the top of the stairs.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
Seating and rest points are located in the designated picnic area adjacent to the shop entrance. Seating is also available in the house.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
The main pathways are surfaces are grass, flagstone and bonded gravel.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Water is available at the shop entrance upon request. Visitors are required to 'clean up' after their dogs. Many visitors with dogs come prepared but plastic bags are available from the reception area if needed.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include roses and herbs (lavender, thyme, sage, fennel and lemon balm) in the path borders. Visitors can also enjoy the sound of birdsong, wind in the trees and nearby cattle.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
Tours given by a staff member are available if pre-booked.
Handling Objects
There is a handling collection of small archaeological finds available to all visitors upon request. Visitors with visual impairments are also encouraged to touch any surfaces they wish.
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
The building is generally well lit with artificial and natural light.
Colour Contrasts
Some areas within the house (e.g. unpainted plain stone walls) may prove challenging for visitors.
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Water is available at the shop entrance upon request. Visitors are required to 'clean up' after their dogs. Many visitors with dogs come prepared but plastic bags are available from the reception area if needed.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Induction loops are available in the reception area.
Audio Installation Transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Water is available at the shop entrance upon request. Visitors are required to 'clean up' after their dogs. Many visitors with dogs come prepared but plastic bags are available from the reception area if needed.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include roses and herbs (lavender, thyme, sage, fennel and lemon balm) in the path borders. Visitors can also enjoy the sound of birdsong, wind in the trees and nearby cattle.
Handling Objects
There is a handling collection of small archaeological finds available to all visitors upon request. Visitors with visual impairments are also encouraged to touch any surfaces they wish.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
There are no deep water areas on site. There is one sunken area (a difference of 1.5 meters in levels), which visitors are advised of upon entry.
Trip Hazard
There are rabbit holes and low ruined walls across the site. The grass is kept short so all are visible. The main site panel gives a general warning to indicate these hazards.
Sheer Drop
There is one sunken area on the site (a difference of 1.5 metres in levels).
Slip Hazard
Slip hazard warnings are deployed when necessary.
Steep Slope
No Information Available
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
There is no road through site, and very few moving vehicles other than entering or leaving the car park.
Uneven Ground
There are general warnings to cover this on the main site panel in the car park. Signage within the house advises visitors about uneven steps etc. Staff also advise to make visitors aware of surfaces and headroom.

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Muchelney Abbey

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Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ
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