Apsley House Access
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.
We’re committed to ensuring that your visits with us are safe. Due to the current national threat levels, we may carry out additional security checks. This could include running bag searches and carrying out body scans with a hand-held detector.
Please note, we’ll need you to agree to this process in order to visit the site. Thank you for your co-operation
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingNo Information AvailableWheelchair AccessDisabled access is very limited for those with impaired mobility, as there are no ramps and only one lift in the building. Visitors are advised to bring a companion.Entrance / Set DownPlease call site in advance.Disabled ParkingLimited, free parking is available for disabled visitors. It is essential to book parking in advance. Parking spaces are between 5-15m away from the entrance. Cobbled forecourt with 5 steps to the front door. Please note there is no ramp available.StairsFive steps to the front door. Eight steps down to the lift. There are three steps down to the basement gallery.Lift AccessLift provides access to the first floor, but there are 8 steps down to the lift itself. Please note out lift is currently out of service.Seating And RestpointsChairs are located in the dining room and the Red Striped Room. Carry stools are available on request.Pathways Surface And GradientsCobbled stones in forecourt, mosaic tiles in the shop and inner hall. Rest of the house is carpeted.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNo Information AvailableDog Bowl and ToiletingNo Information AvailableHandling ObjectsNo Information AvailableAudio ToursYesSite ToursThe multimedia guide is very descriptive and suitable for visually-impaired visitors.Tactile ModelsNo Information AvailableAreas Of Low LightingHouse interior can be quite dark, and some rooms are dimly lit to protect the contents.Colour ContrastsNo Information AvailableLarge PrintNo Information Available
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingNo Information AvailableInduction LoopsNo Information Available
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNo Information AvailableHandling ObjectsNo Information AvailableBasic Language Audio ToursMultimedia guide available in English, German, Spanish and BSL.Easy Read MaterialNo Information AvailableLarge Print MaterialNo Information Available
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsNo Information Available
Health And Safety
Deep WaterNoneTrip HazardUneven surfaces and change of surface throughoutSheer DropNoneSlip HazardCobbled stones in forecourt, mosaic tiles in the shop and inner hall.Steep SlopeNoneSteep Stairs2 staircases of standard inclineBeware Of TrafficVisitors have to cross very busy roads to reach the site.Uneven GroundSome undulating surfaces within the property; cobbles in forecourt