The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

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The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

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Intellectual  and emotional access
Both exhibitions have been built to appeal to a wide range of audiences. The Journey is suitable for younger learners (8+) and can be accessed by adults too. A largely text free exhibition, this is a tactile learning gallery which allows visitors to engage by viewing artefacts, handling objects and listening to oral testimony. Please click here for further information. 

The Holocaust exhibition is a more traditional museum gallery. This exhibition looks at the overview of the Holocaust in detail, and displays artefacts oral survivor testimony and audio visual footage. This exhibition is recommended for older learners (14+). Please click here for further information. 

Interpretation offered
We use the following types of interpretation: labels, panels, printed guides, handling collections, digital applications, information maps, oral recordings, guest speakers, films and sound archives, guided tours, educator led museum tours and on-line resources.

Toilet facilities include accessible toilets.
We have seperate toilets for younger children which can also be accessed.

Physical access
Disabled parking is available opposite the main entrance to the museum. We offer as much as we can in the shape of physical access however we are limited because the building is a Victorian farmhouse. 

We have audio description available in the Journey. Some films are subtitled and we have an inhouse T-loop hearing system in place.

Lift services are available to the Journey exhibition and the learning classrooms for younger children. A lift is also available for the main museum exhibition which is situated downstairs on the basement level. 

It is helpful to us if you can make any needs known when you are entering the museum.

If you do have any further questions about accessibility please call us on 01623 867650 to discuss 

In the summer of 2019 we were thrilled to install a lift to our main exhibition. Previously this exhibition was only accessible via stairlift, and we are proud that now the exhibition can be accessed by all. The lift was made possible by generous funding from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. (More information here).

Tea room
Situated within the grounds of our beautiful memorial gardens the Tea room is a perfect place to take a break, relax and reflect on your visit. We endeavor to provide gluten and dairy free alternatives and vegetarian options. We currently offer a small selection of snacks, cakes and confectionary and offer lunch in the form of soup and sandwiches.  We also carry a wide selection of hot beverages. We do not have a Kosher restaurant.

Museum shop 
The shop has a comprehensive range of books relating to the Holocaust and other genocides. Exclusive to the National Holocaust Centre and Museum are Journeys and Survival which contain the personal testimonies of our Holocaust survivors. The shop also stocks small gifts for purchase. Orders can be placed and paid for at the online shop or over the phone by telephoning (01623) 836627.

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