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.
You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include an online discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available.
You are booking a day ticket and 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. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.
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.