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 now need to book your timed tickets in advance to visit Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won't be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you're a member your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance.
The time shown on your ticket is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within an hour of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.
If you are booked onto the 4pm slot, the latest you can arrive is 4.30pm.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersWheelchair AccessThrough a level short grassed field. Access to Gatehouse is up a staircase with rest points. Exhibition recreated in an accessible Interpretation Centre. Shop has a step down at the entrance.Entrance / Set DownVisitors with limited mobility may be set down directly outside the Gatehouse.Disabled ParkingAbbey car park, one accessible parking space. Visitor needs to walk up driveway.OnSite TransportNoStairsExternal staircase into the Gatehouse. Spiral staircase to exit the Gatehouse.Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsTwo park benches.Pathways Surface And GradientsPaths are gravelled.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNesting birds during the spring months.Audio ToursNoSite ToursNot available at this timeTactile ModelsNot available at this timeAreas Of Low LightingLow lighting in the Gatehouse (to protect the resident bats).Colour ContrastsNo information availableLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsInduction LoopsNo
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNesting birds during the spring months.Basic Language Audio ToursNot available at this timeEasy Read MaterialNot available at this timeLarge Print MaterialNot available at this timeDyslexia Friendly MaterialNot available at this time
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsNo information available
Health And Safety
Deep WaterSmall pond on site. Children must be supervised.Trip HazardYesSheer DropMany sheer drops.Slip HazardStone and grassed areas may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeSome slopes.Steep StairsYes, spiral staircase at Gatehouse.Beware Of TrafficNo information available.Uneven GroundYes