Access and Inclusion Policy

Barnsley Museums Access and Inclusion Policy

Accessibility is really important to us - our spaces are here for everyone to experience and enjoy.


We believe that everyone deserves equal access to heritage and the arts. We define inclusion in its broadest sense – encompassing physical, cultural, social, financial, intellectual, psychological, attitudinal and emotional access - and welcome people of all backgrounds, ages, interests and needs. We are committed to making positive change where we can to ensure that barriers are removed or reduced to give visitors, staff and volunteers the opportunity to enjoy our venues to their full potential. We aim to ensure that our collections, exhibitions, events, workshops, buildings, outdoor spaces and marketing are as accessible as possible to a wide range of audiences, and recognise our legal and moral requirements to improve access across all our sites and programmes.