Situated in the town centre, Mansfield Museum tells the story of the town through its industry and art, as well as displaying a regular programme of temporary exhibitions.
The Museum is situated on a hill but with nearby car parks and is served by main bus routes which stop immediately outside the entrance. Mansfield Museum is a quality assured visitor attraction, meeting a high standard of customer service.
The Museum is based entirely on the ground floor with step free access suitable for wheelchair users, doors between galleries are always open with ample room to move through. A hearing loop is also available, assistance dogs are welcome and water is provided upon request.
You can also enjoy our seated eating area with vending machines, as well as the shop selling a range of souvenirs.
Gallery assistants are on hand throughout the museum should you require any assistance.
- For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the directions section of our website. Alternatively you can plan your journey by car or public transport by using http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/Home.aspx?&repeatingloop=Y ; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is NG18 1NG to get directions.
- The nearest railway station is Mansfield, which is 0.5 miles away (a 10 minute walk). Accessible taxis are available at the station.
- The nearest bus stop is 5 meters from our main entrance – ask the driver for the stop on Leeming Street. All buses are accessible with low floors and can accommodate one wheelchair. Buses 1, 11 and 16 run regularly to and from the bus station. Nearby streets are paved and even.
Car parking and arrival
- There is ample, 24hr car parking nearby available at Toothill Road car park and Handley Arcade car park, both on Toothill Rd, 100-150m from the museum entrance. General car parking information can be found at http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1436
- There are 5 spaces for Blue Badge holders on the side of the road as well as 5 more spaces in the car parks themselves.
- Parking is free for drivers displaying a blue badge. Standard parking is £1.50 for the first 2 hrs and 80p thereafter. Maximum stay is 4hrs 8am-4pm. Ticket machines are suitable for wheelchair users, no change is given.
- The path to the museum is even, with areas of paving stones and tarmac. The car park is well lit at night.
- The main entrance to the museum has an automatic door and is 1780mm (70 inches) wide. The main entrance is situated on the ground floor with step free access throughout.
- The floor surface is tiled, with a gradual, even slope down to the reception area; it is evenly and well lit with overhead lights and natural daylight. Seating is available 40m from the entrance.
- The main desk is suitable for wheelchair users, entry is free.
- Interpretation boards are mostly large text and have photographs or illustrations where applicable. All are a maximum top height of 1855 mm (73 inches).
- There are articles held in glass cabinets, some of these may not be visible if the eye line is below 115 cm.
- Some exhibitions may include background music and sounds.
- Wooden benches are located at intervals around the galleries.
- The floor surface is either tile or short pile carpet.
- Lighting in the galleries is generally bright and evenly lit with ceiling spot lights. Some areas are more dimly lid to aid preservation of the exhibits but lighting levels can be raised upon request.
- Door opening widths
- Toilets are located on the ground floor near to the main entrance area.
- There is one unisex, accessible toilet with an easy open door 970mm (38.5 ins) wide.
- There is one vertical, and one horizontal rail on either side of the toilet and next to the sink. There are lever taps on the sink.
- 970 mm ( 38.5 inches) transfer space to the left of the toilet when facing.
- There is colour contrast with critical surfaces; tiles are blue and toilet and washbasins are white.
- An emergency pull cord.
- The toilets are well lit with automatic lighting.
- The flooring is tile.
- There is a seating area and vending machines near to the reception area on level, tiled flooring.
- Tables have a clear height from the floor of 715mm ( 28 inches) with upright, armless chairs.
- Lighting is natural daylight.
- The accessible toilet is 10m away.
- There is a shop with a range of souvenirs and books etc. in the reception area.
- The shop flooring is level.
- There is ample room for a large wheelchair to manoeuvre and turn.
- Staff can offer assistance if required.
- We have a set of evacuation procedures – should you require it someone will assist you with evacuation from the building.
- For more information about the Museum visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/museum
Although Mansfield Museum makes every effort to inform visitors of changes to information and opening times, we are sometimes unable to do so due to unforeseen circumstances - please contact us before making travel and other arrangements to avoid disappointment.