We pride ourselves on helping all visitors get the most out of their visit. If you have a mobility, visual or hearing impairment or are visiting with a young child, we are here to help.

Download a sitemap (pdf) showing accessible routes to the house and around the House, park & grounds, as well as all facilities available.

General for all

Accessible toilets are near the courtyard between 10 am and 4 pm.

We offer free admission to carers who are visiting with the person they care for.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the house, café, shop, park & gardens. Puppies in assistance dog training are welcome in the house & museums as long as they are house trained. Access to drinking water available to assistance dogs in the courtyard.

We regularly facilitate quiet or autism friendly sessions for admission or exhibitions.

For accessible accommodation in the local area, see our Tourism partner:

Level access & Lift access

There is mobility parking in the car park near the entrance to the House & Abbey, although grounds and house entry does apply. See for charges.

Wheelchair access to ground floor locations only, for instance the Medieval Cloisters.

Stairs typically feature on tour routes. Any accessible tours need to be booked in advance of visit.

Manual wheelchairs are available for use in House and Gardens. These can be collected from the house reception on arrival (subject to availability).

Accessible café to wheelchair users with ramp access.

Fold out ramps are available by request in house reception (subject to availability).


Induction loop access is available at each reception point.

Signage that is icon led is visible throughout the House & Gardens.


Glass doors and full-height windows have contrast markings, or displayed signage.

The walls and the doors have high colour contrast.

Signage that is icon led is visible throughout the House & Gardens

Website accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that adheres to web accessibility standards and is accessible to as many people as possible.

Our website adheres to an AA standard, and we continually work to develop and improve it in terms of structure, navigation and search for easy findability of information.

For more information about what’s on at Newstead, please see

To help plan your visit, please see

Staff training

Staff are trained to work with visitors that may have assistance needs, or may require a carer. They are also trained to be aware of the measures needed to facilitate these needs. If you would like to discuss or make us aware of your visit before arrival, please do contact us and our team will be happy to assist.


We hope you found all the information necessary in relation to accessibility. If you have any other questions, or would like to contact us in advance of your visit, please contact us by email ( or call us on 0115 876 3100.

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