Access and Facilities

Access and Facilities

  • Wheelchair and Pushchair Users

    All of the areas within the Museum are accessible for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs. There is a lift between floors, which is located next to the main staircase.

    Unfortunately the caves are not suitable for wheelchairs, however, the gorge is fully accessible with well-surfaced paths. The gate at the far end of the gorge is accessible by RADAR key which is part of the national scheme administered by Derbyshire County Council 08456 058058. For information on the scheme call Bolsover District Council 01246 242424 and ask for RADAR national key scheme.

  • Disabled and Family Parking
    There are a number of designated disabled and family parking bays in front of the entrance to the Museum. Blue badge holders are not expected to pay the parking charge.
  • Toilets

    Public toilets, including accessible facilities, are available on the Upper Floor next to Reception and on the Lower Floor next to the main staircase.

    Baby-change facilities are available at the toilets by Reception.

  • Mobility Scooter

    A  mobility scooter is available for use at the Crags. Creswell Crags is participating in Derbyshire County Council’s Access for All programme, which aims to make Derbyshire’s vast number of trails, paths and bridleways accessible to all. 

    More information can be found at: 

    To reserve the scooter or for more information about hiring it at Creswell Crags, please call us on 01909 720 378. Visitors should bring proof of identity and address to hire the scooter.

  • Dogs

    Dogs are welcome on site at Creswell Crags, but we ask that all dogs are kept on leads. Please be aware that there are no dog bins on site. Dogs are not permitted within the museum building, however they can be taken onto the coffee shop balcony.

    Assistance dogs are welcome in all parts of the Museum and outdoor areas of the site. However, due to the sensitive nature of the archaeology, dogs cannot enter the caves.

  • Induction Loops
    The Musuem has induction loops fitted in all public areas.
  • Photography
    Unless otherwise stated, photography is permitted in all caves and galleries. Images/recordings should be for private use only.
  • Picnic Area

    Crags Meadow is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic. A number of picnic tables, including wheelchair accessible tables, are situated in the shady side of the meadow, near to the pagoda.

    Please remember to take all litter away with you, as we do not have bins on site.

  • Site Maps
    Free maps of Creswell Crags' site are available for visitors. Please see Reception.

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