The archive and library at Special Collections is accessible to a wide range of visitors and we always strive to meet the access needs of everyone who visits us. If you have a specific need which you would like to ask us about, please contact us.

Advice about preparing for a visit to the archive and library can be found here.

People with impairments

  • Disabled access throughout the building, including a step free entrance with automatic door and wheelchair lifts for all stairs
  • Disabled visitor parking
  • Fully accessible toilets
  • Assistance dogs welcome


We encourage visitors to travel by foot, bike and public transport wherever possible.

  • Car Park (limited spaces)
  • Secure bike rack

Facilities and general

  • Baby changing
  • A small cafe serving sandwiches, snacks and hot drinks
  • High chairs for cafe
  • Garden¬†with picnic benches
  • The Nook, a quiet space for reading and relaxing
  • Lockers

Information on accessibility and the facilities of The Museum of English Rural Life can be found here.