Gainsborough Old Hall 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.
Book your day ticket to Gainsborough Old Hall online in advance and save at least 10%.
You can book tickets online until 8.45am on the day you want to visit for the price below. You can still buy your ticket when you arrive, but you won’t get the discount. After booking your day ticket, you can arrive at any time within our opening hours and stay for as long as you like.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on bank holidays. The quietest times to visit are before 11am and after 2pm.
Your booking is only for entry to your chosen site or event, and at some sites you may need to pay for parking – check the facilities webpage of the property for more information.
Tickets are free for Members, but you can still choose to book if you’d like. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. If you’ve lost it or forgotten it, call Customer Services on 0370 333 1181 (Monday to Saturday).Book now save 10%
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersWheelchair AccessAccess for wheelchairs is limited to the ground floor only.Entrance / Set DownIf using their Blue Badge, disabled visitors can park on the streets surrounding the Old Hall. They can also be dropped off outside the entrance.Disabled ParkingNoOnSite TransportNoStairsThere are a number of stairs throughout the hall. The only lift available provides access to the toilets which are below ground level.Lift AccessThe toilets are accessed by a platform lift, which can accommodate large wheelchairs (although not large scooters).Seating And RestpointsThere are a number of resting points all around the house.Pathways Surface And GradientsPathway surfaces are bonded gravel.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesThere is a small herb garden situated in the court yard.Handling ObjectsThere are handling objects in the great hall and in the medieval kitchen.Audio ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsRooms such as the medieval kitchen have the same brick used for both floor and walls.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsInduction LoopsYes, but only in reception.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesThere is a small herb garden situated in the court yard.Handling ObjectsThere are handling objects in the great hall and in the medieval kitchen.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsVegetarian/gluten free food is available upon request.
Health And Safety
Trip HazardThere are number of uneven surfaces due to historic fabrics throughout the hall.Steep SlopeYesSteep StairsThere are spiral stairs; one case is wide, the other is narrow.Uneven GroundDue to historic fabric there are many uneven floors throughout the hall's interior.