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 Access

Leeds City Museum is a member of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS). Situated in Leeds city centre, the museum is a 10 minute walk from Leeds train station and a 15 minute walk from Leeds Bus Station. 

Located on Millennium Square, the museum is on a graduated slope (upward from the direction of the train station or downward if you are approaching from Woodhouse Lane).

Entrances to the Museum:
The main entrance to the museum is at the front of the building and is accessible via hand railed steps and a ramp or at ground level through the café.  Both entrances have automatic doors that open outwards.

Click to expandDisabled Parking

The nearest disabled parking bays are located on Rossington Street or Vernon Street, on either side of the Museum.

Further disabled bays are available on Cookridge Street and at the Merrion Centre, Woodhouse Lane, The Light and Rose Bowl car parks (a 5-10 minute walk away).

Click to expandLifts and access to galleries

The entire museum is accessible. A lift to each floor has capacity for up to two wheelchairs on any one journey. 

Please note:

  • Seating is available around the museum, in every gallery and in the café
  • Light levels may be low in certain galleries. This is to protect and conserve the objects in those areas. Please ask a member of staff if you would like to borrow a torch during your visit.
  • Large print exhibition guides are available in most galleries
  • There are a number of tactile, audio, visual and interactive exhibits and spaces throughout the museum

Click to expandAccessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on every floor in the Museum, all of which are clearly signposted and marked on the site map. Copies of the site map are available at the Museum entrance.

Facilities in the accessible toilets include emergency alarms and fire alarms with flashing lights. These toilets are not RADAR key operated.

Click to expandBorrow a wheelchair

There are two wheelchairs available to borrow on your visit.

Unfortunately we cannot provide assistance around the Museum for wheelchair users though.  Please telephone +44 (0)113 224 3732 in advance of your visit to ensure a chair is available or ask a member of the team on arrival.

Click to expandInduction loops / Sound enhancement systems

Induction loops are in place in the shop and conference rooms.

Click to expandAccess for groups and tours

Touch tours can be arranged with two weeks’ notice (dependent on staffing) for individuals and small groups. Call +44 (0)113 224 3732 to book.

Handling Sessions:
All handling sessions are advertised via our events website - see the tab on the left to search our upcoming events.

Contact us:
If a member or members of your group require specific access provision, please contact the learning and access officer, at least six weeks in advance of your visit on (0)113 224 3732 or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk