World Museum was rated the third most accessible tourist destination in the UK, in the Vitalise Accessible UK Tourism Report 2014.
Video access guide
Video with audio, captions and signed in British Sign Language. It offers an overview of World Museum, with a focus on access and includes getting to and getting into the museum. To turn off the captions click on the CC symbol.
Printable access guide
There is also detailed information on accessibility at World Museum on the Disabled Go website.
We want people with autism to feel welcome when they visit us, and aim to make our museums and galleries autism-friendly.
Please see our autism-friendly gallery guide to World Museum (pdf) which has photos of spaces outside and inside the museum along with useful information.
A special autism-friendly learning session is available at World Museum on Friday 15 July, 2.30-4.45pm. The session is free but please book your place in advance. Find out more on the autism-friendly learning sessions page.
World Museum has signed up to the Autism Charter, through Autism Together and the Connect to Autism scheme.
- There are a limited number of blue badge parking spaces on William Brown Street, outside the museum. These are owned by Liverpool City Council and we cannot reserve them for visitors. The road surface is cobbled.
In the museum
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
- Wheelchairs are available to borrow - ask at the information desk.
- The main entrance is flat, there are automatic doors and there are lifts to all floors.
- There are toilets on all floors except the ground floor - they are all accessible to wheelchair users.
- On the first floor there is a 'Changing Places' toilet for adults with carers.
If you would like to visit the museum and have specific access requirements for your group, please contact Steve Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss these.
City centre services
Visitors with mobility problems may like to make use of Liverpool's Shopmobility service. You can hire equipment including manual and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters. The shop is on the third floor of Liverpool One shopping centre, close to the accessible parking bays in the Strand Street Q-Park. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge. More information can be found on the Liverpool One website or by calling 0151 707 0877.
The Merseylink Service is a dial-a-ride service for Merseyside people with mobility problems or difficulties, who cannot use or have difficulty using public transport. The service runs from 8am to 11pm daily and can be used by members for travel anywhere in Merseyside. The service is free for members and one essential travel companion. For further information contact Merseylink on 0151 709 1929 or visit the Merseylink website.
What’s on printed guides
We offer large print versions of both our exhibitions and events guide and our and family guide. They can be requested through our register with us page.