Book Your Visit
Entry to J.W Evans is through guided tours only and advance booking is essential. Please arrive at the time on your booking as tours start promptly at the time stated on your ticket. We advise that unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for those with poor mobility, due to the uneven floors, narrow walkways, and steep stairs across the building.
Minimum age for the tours is 16yrs.
To book, simply click 'Book Now' above and select the date and time you would like to attend.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 10 minutes before the start of the tour on the day you want to visit.
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.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingNoWheelchair AccessWheelchair access into the entrance room only. Unfortunately the rest of the factory is not wheelchair accessible.Entrance / Set DownDue to on-road parking, it may not be possible to drop off disabled visitors directly outside the property's entrance.Disabled ParkingNoOnSite TransportNoStairsNarrow, steep and uneven stairs throughout.Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere is some seating in the entrance room.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesSensory experiences include the sound of the drop steam engine when running and the smell of industrial buildings (oil, dust and metal!)Dog Bowl and ToiletingNoHandling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingThere is low lighting in some of the hallways and rooms.Colour ContrastsAll pathways and staircases are of a similar colour.Large PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingNoInduction LoopsNo
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesSensory experiences include the sound of the drop steam engine when running and the smell of industrial buildings (oil, dust and metal!)Handling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Trip HazardCare should be taken when climbing the building's historic steps. There are also objects on the factory floor.Slip HazardSome courtyard areas are open to the elements and may become slippery when wet. There may also be engine grease in some locations.Steep SlopeThere are many slopes due to the age of the building.Steep StairsThere are four sets of very steep and narrow staircases.Uneven GroundThe floors are uneven with many objects placed on them.