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Accessibility

We welcome everyone to Bath Abbey including those with additional access needs. We are mostly a level access building apart from some of our tours. We offer a 360-degree virtual tour of the Abbey on our website which shows some of the areas visited during these tours. We have audio guides which can be accessed via our website and large print guides are available from our Welcome Desk. We welcome assistant dogs and water can be provided on request. We are working towards becoming dementia friendly and are delivering Dementia Friends information sessions to staff and volunteers. We are also working towards becoming autism friendly and can provide ear defenders on request.

We aim to offer a space for all to enjoy the architecture and atmosphere of Bath Abbey.

Our access champion is Sarah Preece, Visitor Services Manager. You can contact Sarah on spreece@bathabbey.org or 01225 303315.

 

Please click on the link below to help you plan your visit:

Accessibility Guide

 

Your visit

The Abbey’s team of staff and volunteers will be on hand should you require assistance.

An accessible toilet with baby changing facilities is available on request, please ask a member of staff or volunteer for access.

We welcome assistance dogs and can provide water on request.

 

Wheelchair access

Bath Abbey (except for Tower Tours and some parts of Behind the Scenes Tours) is wheelchair accessible.

A wheelchair is available to borrow if required. To reserve one in advance of your visit please contact our Verger Team on 01225 303328 or email vergers@bathabbey.org.

There is level access in and out of the building via the main entrance and exit with no steps to overcome. There is also level access into the shop from within the Abbey, as well as from a separate entrance outside.

 

Visitors with visual impairments

Audio guides on the history and Abbey life can be downloaded from http://www.bathabbey.org/creatingvoices.

Large print guides are available from the Welcome Desk.

 

Visitors with dementia

Bath Abbey working towards being Dementia Friendly. The Abbey is a member of the Bath and North East Somerset Dementia Action Alliance and some of our staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Friends information sessions.

Bath Abbey's Dementia Champion is Sarah Preece, Visitor Services Manager. You can contact Sarah at visits@bathabbey.org or by calling 01225 303315.

 

Car parking

Bath and North East Somerset Council operate a blue badge scheme and recognise permits issued in other countries.

The nearest accessible parking bays are in York Street or outside the Guild Hall.

Designated accessible parking bays are also available in most city centre car parks. The nearest short stay car park is a five-minute walk away at the Podium in Northgate Street, BA1 5AL, or the Southgate car park in St. James Parade, BA1 1TP.