Visit / Disabled visitors

Disabled visitors

Visitors with restricted mobility

Disabled parking

There are four disabled parking spaces outside the Sainsbury Centre, two opposite the gallery reception and World Art School entrances for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Wheelchairs & mobility scooters

There is ramped access to all galleries but wheelchair users may need assistance. A manual wheelchair is available on request.

Visitors can bring their own mobility scooters to use around the building. There are no size restrictions, although do see lift size and capacity below.


There are two lifts:

  • A platform lift at main reception to access galleries 1, 2 and 3
  • A service lift to access the west mezzanine gallery

Lift capacity allows up to 2 wheelchairs with occupants and two accompanying people/carers. The lift opening is 110cm wide.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

Large print

Special exhibition gallery guides and calendar of events are available in large print from gallery reception desk.


Specially trained Sainsbury Centre Guides can provide tours for blind and partially sighted visitors either in groups or individually, on request. 

For more information and to book, please contact, or call 01603 591033.

Object handling workshops

We hold occasional workshops so people can hold and feel objects from our collections. This is usually a school holiday activity. Group workshops can be booked so ask when making a group booking.

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Guide & hearing dogs

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome in the galleries. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.